Kings sign top pick Douby

Updated: July 4, 2006, 12:54 PM ET
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Kings signed first-round draft pick Quincy Douby on Monday.

Douby was the 19th overall selection last week after averaging 25.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game at Rutgers last season. The 6-foot-3 Brooklyn native, who will play on the Kings' summer-league team in Las Vegas this week, will make just over $1 million next season, according to the league's rookie salary scale.

The Kings also announced forward Ron Artest will play on their summer-league team, an unusual move for a seven-year veteran. Guard Kevin Martin, whose contract option for 2007-08 was picked up by Sacramento last weekend, will play in Las Vegas as well.

The Kings also recently picked up their 2007-08 option on guard Francisco Garcia, who averaged 5.6 points per game as a rookie last season.


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