The Sacramento Kings will have shooting guards Luther Head, J.R. Giddens and Joe Crawford on their training camp roster. All three players have NBA experience.
According to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee, Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie says that he plans on having 20 players at the most in training camp, which means that six additional players, at the most, will fight for the team's last roster spot.
So far, 17 slots have been filled, and the team starts camp on Sept. 28, which I'll be attending.
Out of the three camp invites so far, Head has the most NBA experience. A 6-foot-3-inch and 185-pound guard, Head has spent three-and-a-half seasons with the Houston Rockets, 10 games with the Miami Heat and last season with the Indiana Pacers.
Head has career averages of 8.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting, 2.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 0.8 steals in 23.1 minutes per game. His second season was his best, averaging 10.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting, 3.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and a steal in 27.6 minutes per game. He also shot 44.1 percent from behind the three-point line.
He shot 38.2 percent from the 15-23 foot range last season and his $992,000 contract becomes guaranteed if he's on the roster by Dec. 1, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
His report also suggests that Head didn't fail his physical for the New Orleans Hornets. Head agreed to a one-year deal with general manager Jeff Bower, but Bower was fired after the agreement.
According to Wojnarowski's sources, team president Hugh Weber didn't want the next GM to have Head's contract and that Head's ankle, which was the given reason why Head failed his physical, is fine.
Giddens, a 6-foot-6-inch, 215-pound guard, played only 27 games in one-and-a-half seasons with the Boston Celtics. He was traded to the New York Knicks last season and after recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, he averaged 4.1 points on 48.7 percent shooting and 2.6 rebounds in 12.7 minutes per game in 11 appearances.