James scored 14 points (6-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 0-2 FT) while adding three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 33 minutes off the bench during Friday's 116-97 loss to the Nets.
He was the only member of the second unit to score in double digits, and incredibly, James accounted for half of the Kings' three-pointers on the night as the team shot a woeful 15.4 percent (4-for-26) from beyond the arc. The 22-year-old rookie hadn't played more than seven minutes in any game prior to Friday, but he seems headed for a much bigger role in the short term with Trevor Ariza (groin), Bogdan Bogdanovic (hamstring) and De'Aaron Fox (ankle) all banged up for Sacramento.
James was recalled from the G League on Thursday, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
James made his G League debut Wednesday, notching 17 points, four assists, two rebounds and two blocks across 19 minutes. He'll rejoin Sacramento ahead of Friday's game against the Lakers, though he likely won't factor into the rotation.
James was assigned to the G League on Wednesday.
James has appeared in just three games for the Kings this season, tallying a combined seven points and two rebounds in 12 minutes. He'll head to the G League for some more consistent run.
James has been a healthy scratch in each of the last two contests.
James has appeared in just two of the five regular season games thus far this season. The rookie shooting guard combined for seven points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one board, and one block across 10 minutes in those two contests, which illustrates his lack of reliability for fantasy purposes.
James suffered a right knee strain Tuesday and will be sidelined for the remainder of Las Vegas Summer League, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
The setback isn't viewed as a major one and shouldn't impact James' availability for training camp. In addition to ruling James out for the remainder of the summer-league slate, the Kings announced Wednesday that they signed the 6-foot-7 swingman to a three-year minimum contract. The deal should put the 40th overall pick on track to begin his career in the NBA after he averaged 11.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 24.0 minutes per game over his three summer-league outings.
James finished with 10 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two assists, one rebound and one block across 23 minutes during the Kings' 105-101 win over the Mavericks in a Las Vegas Summer League game Monday.
The first of two 2019 second-round picks for the Kings, James has opened Las Vegas Summer League play with a pair of impressive shooting efforts. The rookie drained 60.0 percent of his attempts in his debut Saturday, and he followed that up with a strong 50.0 percent tally Monday. Jones has an excellent offensive track record from his college days at Wyoming, and he'll look to continue displaying his wares during his remaining time in the desert in an effort to enter training camp with some momentum.
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