With Quincy Miller headed to Detroit, the Kings might soon be calling up another Reno Bighorn.
ESPN sources say Sacramento Kings planning to call up guard David Stockton from Reno Bighorns of @nbadleague to sign 10-day contract— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 20, 2015
Stockton, of course, is the son of legendary Jazz PG John Stockton and has been playing with Reno this season in the hopes of a call-up after going undrafted this summer. Stockton is currently averaging 16.6 points per game and a team-high 8.2 assists. Stockton's call-up will give the Kings a little more depth at PG while Darren Collison rehabs his hip injury and Andre Miller gets up to speed. Stockton also might be able to provide a little shooting as he's currently hitting 36.4% of this three point attempts in Reno, although he did just make 30.6% of his long-range attempts in four years at Gonzaga.
(H/T to Luther Rackley who broke this news in the FanPosts last night)
UPDATE 10:30 AM:
The Kings have made it official. From the press release:
SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento Kings announced today that the team has signed David Stockton to a 10-day contract, according to Kings General Manager Pete D'Alessandro.
Stockton, a 5-11, 165-pound guard, is averaging 16.6 points (.460 FG%, .364 3pt%, .806 FT%), 3.6 rebounds, 7.9 assists, 2.4 steals and 27.5 minutes per game in 31 contests for the Reno Bighorns, Sacramento's NBA D-League affiliate. Among D-League leaders, he ranks fourth in assists and second in steals per game. Undrafted, Stockton was selected by the Maine Red Claws in the third round of the 2014 NBA Development League Draft on November 1, 2014. He was later traded to the Reno Bighorns on draft night.
Like his father, Hall of Fame guard John Stockton, he played collegiately at Gonzaga (2010-11 - 2013-14).
Stockton will wear jersey number 9 and will be available for the Kings' contest tonight at Sleep Train Arena versus the Boston Celtics.
The roster now stands at 15 players.