Kings sign Ford, Iwundu to Exhibit 10 contracts


Wes Iwundu

Following the waivers of Kent Bazemore and Quinn Cook, the Sacramento Kings wasted no time in signing two new players to Exhibit 10 contracts, bringing their roster count back up to a maximum of 20.


Former St. Mary’s guard Jordan Ford and Kansas State forward Wes Iwundu were inked Thursday morning. Both are ultimately expected to be on the Kings NBA G-League squad this season.


Ford, a 6-1 point guard out of St. Mary’s was a standout prep star at Folsom High in Sacramento. He went undrafted in 2020 and played for the Agua Caliente Clippers of the G-League last season averaging 9.7 points and 3.8 assists. He shot 40.3-percent from deep.


Iwundu, a 5-year NBA veteran who was originally selected by the Orlando Magic in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft has career averages of 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. He was waived by the Portland Trail Blazers on October 7.


Both players were present at the Kings’ practice facility on Thursday and are expected to suit up for the team’s final preseason contest when the Los Angeles Lakers visit the Golden 1 Center this Friday.


The Exhibit 10 loophole allows for Sacramento to pay each up to a $50k salary in addition to a standard G-League salary if they stay with the Stockton kings for a minimum of 60 days following the start of the G-League season.


Expect both to be waived by the parent club following Friday’s preseason finale as part of the deal, and then signed by Stockton in the near future.