Kings Sign Guard For Rest of the Season After Waiving Forward

The Sacramento Kings have reportedly signed guard P.J. Dozier for the rest of the season, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. This comes after they waived forward K.Z. Okpala, who will get season-ending knee surgery.

Dozier signed a couple of 10-day contracts with the Kings in January, where he appeared in four games.

The 26-year-old just returned to the court this season after suffering a torn left ACL during the 2021-22 season.

Dozier has been working his way back from that injury since breaking out as a rotation player for the Nuggets. He had his best season in 2020-21, where he played 50 games and averaged 7.7 and 3.6 rebounds in nearly 22 minutes per game.

Meanwhile, Okpala appeared in 35 games for the Kings this season. He spent the first three years of his career with the Miami Heat before coming to Sacramento.

The Kings are sitting at third in the Western Conference standings after a thrilling 176-175 double-overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.

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