Kings to host California Classic summer run in July

The Kings will host a summer league at the Golden 1 Center in July.

The Sacramento Kings will host a three-day, four-team summer league event starting July 2, the team announced Monday.

The event takes the place of the Orlando Summer League, which was cancelled last year. Like the leagues in Orlando and Salt Lake City, the Kings’ California Classic will take place prior to the main event in Las Vegas.

Along with the Kings, the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat will place summer entries in the California Classic.

Per the Kings’ announcement, teams “will play six games featuring rookies selected in the 2018 NBA Draft, sophomores and athletes competing to make NBA and G League regular-season rosters.”

The Kings added that second-year big man Harry Giles III and their 2018 draft picks are scheduled to participate. Giles was a first-round pick in 2017 but missed his rookie season while rehabbing an ACL injury.

The California Classic will feature a doubleheader each night July 2-4.