Mickael Pietrus was on the radar of teams looking to add veteran talent for a playoff run last season, but elected to try to get right physically instead, with an eye on returning to the NBA the following year.
That time is upon us, and Pietrus has begun the workout process to try to show he still has something left — and the Sacramento Kings appear to have been his first stop.
The Kings worked out free agent forward Mickael Pietrus this week in Sacramento, league sources tell RealGM. Pietrus is on workout trail.
As noted by our own Dan Feldman the last time he entered the NBA news cycle, Pietrus has a reputation of being a good defender, and is a decent career three-point shooter (35.5 percent) with postseason experience.
But his skill level has diminished in recent years, and he’s a quirky locker room personality that can rub teammates the wrong way when not in an ideal situation.
Pietrus will get workouts from teams based on his body of work and his agent’s relationships. But he would have to show a significant increase in ability from the last time we saw him on the court in order to earn a spot on a roster.