The Sacramento Kings have signed undrafted free agents Dane Goodwin and Jake Stephens to training camp agreements, according to Keith Smith of Spotrac.
James Ham of ESPN 1320 and TheKingsBeat.com, who initially broke the news of Goodwin’s signing, reported that the former Notre Dame guard secured an Exhibit 10 contract.
Meanwhile, Stephens also put pen to an Exhibit 10 deal, as announced by Siegel Sports & Entertainment.
Dane Goodwin, a 6’6″ wing, spent a remarkable five seasons with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, boasting career averages of 10.8 points and 4.4 rebounds across 158 games, including 94 starts, with an average of 30.5 minutes per game.
On the other hand, Jake Stephens, a 6’10” center, began his college journey at VMI for four seasons before making the move to Chattanooga for the 2022/23 season.
He had an exceptional season with the Mocs, averaging 22.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 2.2 blocks in 24 games, with an average of 32.1 minutes per game.
A source informed Ham that Goodwin is likely to be released and is expected to join Sacramento’s G League affiliate in the ’23/24 season, specifically with the Stockton Kings.
A similar outcome is expected for Stephens. In the event both players are released, they would each become eligible for a bonus of up to $75,000 if they spend a minimum of 60 days with the Stockton Kings.
With these signings, the Kings now have a total of 20 players under contract, just one short of the preseason limit.
Among these, they have 14 players on guaranteed standard contracts, Jaylen Nowell on a non-guaranteed Exhibit 10 deal, and all three two-way contract slots have been filled.