Oct 5, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT
When the Sacramento Kings brought 19 players into training camp, they too brought in the understanding that at least four of those players would be cut before the season began. According to The Hoops Market, point guard Donald Sloan and swingman J.R. Giddens were the first to go.
Among point guards, Sloan is survived by Tyreke Evans, Beno Udrih, Luther Head, and Pooh Jeter. It’s unlikely that both Head and Jeter would make the final roster even without Sloan in the mix, so this initial cut is merely thinning the ranks a bit.
Giddens was the first cut from the even more crowded wing crop, and considering Sacramento’s depth at both shooting guard and small forward, Giddens was a long-shot at best to even be a late cut. Giddens is athletic with NBA skills (rebounding, mid-range shooting), but there are too many wings on the Kings’ roster with guaranteed contracts and more interesting prospects among the camp tryouts, to boot.
- Five Things We Learned in NBA Sunday: Dwyane Wade is going to will Heat into playoffs 0
- Sad news: Craig Sager announces his cancer has returned 8
- NBA players’ union head believes new labor deal can be reached without a work stoppage 9
- Kendrick Perkins says you’re blowing the LeBron James/Kevin Love thing way out of proportion 20
- Mark Cuban rips officials, NBA: ‘It’s criminal’ how Monta Ellis doesn’t get calls 25
- Shaquille O’Neal says he regrets leaving Magic for Lakers 43
- Cavaliers coach David Blatt: ‘LeBron James is our MVP’ 22
- No Durant, what does that mean for Thunder in these playoffs? Trouble. 15