Just heard from someone very well connected to the NBA prospect scene who passes on word of two guys rumored to be heading to Kings training camp: NBDL project Brandon Robinson and summer league guy Nik Caner-Medley.
Robinson is a 26-year-old forward out of Auburn. He played for the Albuquerque Thunderbirds last season, 11 pts and 6 rebs in 27 minutes. He's really just camp fodder.
Caner-Medley, you'll remember, played for the summer league team. And he can shoot. (And I predicted he'd get a training camp invite based on his shooting.) He played for Maryland (+1) under Gary Williams and played professionally in Germany last season. I'm sure he has a team in waiting in Europe, but really wants his shot at the NBA. But given the roster situation, it doesn't look likely he'll be a Sacramento King.
If these two kids do come to camp, here's what we'll have:
Kevin Martin/John Salmons/Quincy Douby
Ron Artest/Francisco Garcia/Nik Caner-Medley/Brandon Robinson
Shareef Abdur-Rahim/Mikki Moore/Kenny Thomas
Brad Miller/Justin Williams/Spencer Hawes/Darryl Watkins
That's 17. If memory serves, Geoff Petrie likes to bring 20. But we'll see. Soon. Because training camp starts Monday. !!!