Kings Sign Dane Goodwin, Jake Stephens To Exhibit 10 Deals

The Kings have signed undrafted free agents Dane Goodwin and Jake Stephens to training camp contracts, per RealGM’s NBA transactions log.

According to James Ham of ESPN 1320 and (Twitter link), who first reported Goodwin’s signing, the former Notre Dame guard received an Exhibit 10 deal. Stephens also signed an Exhibit 10 contract, Siegel Sports & Entertainment announced (via Twitter).

A 6’6″ wing, Goodwin spent five seasons with the Fighting Irish, holding career averages of 10.8 points and 4.4 rebounds on .441/.391/.823 shooting in 158 games (94 starts, 30.5 minutes). He was allowed to play an extra “super senior” season due to the pandemic.

Stephens, meanwhile, is a 6’10” center who spent his first four college seasons at VMI prior to transferring to Chattanooga for the 2022/23 season. He had a stellar season for the Mocs, averaging 22.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.2 blocks on .552/.408/.820 shooting in 24 games (32.1 minutes).

A source tells Ham that Goodwin is expected to be waived and head to Stockton to play for Sacramento’s G League affiliate in ’23/24. That’s the likely outcome for Stephens as well. If both players are released, they would each be eligible for a bonus worth up to $75K if they spend at least 60 days with Stockton.

The Kings now have 20 players under contract, one shy of the preseason limit. In addition to Goodwin and Stephens, they have 14 players on guaranteed standard deals, Jaylen Nowell on a non-guaranteed Exhibit 10 deal, and all three two-way slots filled.

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