Sacramento Kings Let Guard's Contact Expire

After a couple of 10-day contracts, the Sacramento Kings had a decision to make with sixth-year guard PJ Dozier this weekend, and they've chosen to let him go back into free agency.

Teams are only able to sign players to two 10-day contracts before having to either sign them to a deal for the rest of the season, or let them go. 

Dozier got into four games for the Kings the past three weeks, but only 10 minutes total, scoring five points. The 6'6" guard spent his previous three seasons with the Denver Nuggets, where he averaged 6.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in about 19 minutes per game. 

The Kings are filling his spot on the roster by adding Deonte Burton from their G League affiliate, the Stockton Kings. He'll be on board on a 10-day contract beginning on Monday. 

Burton, a 6'4" swingman, last played in the NBA in the 2019-20 season, for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He spent two seasons with them, averaging just 8.4 minutes a game, and 2.7 PPG. At Stockton this season, the 29-year-old was averaging 12.2 points and 5.3 rebounds in 14 regular season games, while nailing threes at a 42.2% clip. 

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