Kings news: Sacramento signs former Suns' guard Tyler Ulis
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REPORT: Kings sign former Suns’ guard Tyler Ulis

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Former Phoenix Suns guard Tyler Ulis has signed with the Sacramento Kings, the team announced on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old point guard last spent time in the Chicago Bulls organization after entering the NBA with the Suns. He was waived by the Bulls in December of 2018 after undergoing hip surgery.

The diminutive Ulis, at 5-foot-10, was a standout at the University of Kentucky, playing for the Wildcats under head coach John Calipari. After two collegiate seasons, he declared for the 2016 NBA Draft and found himself selected by the Suns in the second round (34th overall).

Ulis appeared in 132 games for the Suns in his first two professional seasons in the league.

He averaged 7.6 points, 1.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 21.1 minutes per game with Phoenix, shooting 40.3 percent from the field and 80.8 percent from the free throw line.

The Suns eventually waived Ulis following the 2017-18 NBA season, after which he signed a training camp deal with the Golden State Warriors before landing on the Bulls with a two-way contract. Ulis only played in one game with G League affiliate Windy City Bulls, spending the majority of his two-way deal on Chicago’s roster. He has been a free agent ever since, until signing with the Kings this week.

Per NBC Sports Bay Area’s James Ham, Ulis reportedly signed a one-year, $1.67 million deal with Sacramento with the expectation to rehabilitate and play with their G League team.