The Kings waived Eric Moreland in late July rather than guaranteeing his full salary.
They haven’t signed anyone since.
So – after Moreland explored contracts with the Pistons and Lakers – Sacramento will bring him back.
Shams Charania of RealGM:
The Kings still have the $2,814,000 room exception available, so it’s possible they’ll pay him more than they would have simply by guaranteeing his previous contract. But – unless they went overboard on this new deal – the flexibility provided by having him off the books for a month would justify the deal. Even though they didn’t sign anybody else, process trumps results (a test Sacramento has too often failed lately).
Moreland, an intriguing shot-blocker and rebounder, will likely compete with point guard David Stockton (unguaranteed) for the final roster spot behind the 14 Kings with guaranteed salaries. Moreland’s guarantee, ability and position give him the edge.
Sacramento doesn’t exactly need another big man behind DeMarcus Cousins, Kosta Koufos and Willie Cauley-Stein. But Rajon Rondo, Darren Collison and Seth Curry seem to have point guard covered.
The Kings can always bring more players to training camp, but at this point, Moreland appears likely to make the regular-season roster.