The Kings have announced that guards J.R. Giddens and Donald Sloan have been waived, bringing the roster to 17. Five more players -- wings Luther Head, Marcus Landry and Joe Crawford and big men Darnell Jackson and Connor Atchley -- are fighting for 1-2 roster spots. Giddens and Sloan were ranked 4th and 5th in StR's non-guaranteed power rankings Monday morning.
The Kings also announced that Samuel Dalembert, Hassan Whiteside and Jackson will not play in Tuesday's preseason opener against the Suns due to injury. Pooh Jeter is questionable.