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Darnell Jackson Heads To Jazz Training Camp Instead Of Kings

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May 5, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; A general view of EnergySolutions Arena prior to game three of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs between the Utah Jazz and the Phoenix Suns. Mandatory Credit: Russell Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

Word comes from the Salt Lake Tribune's Brian T. Smith.

This would seem to boost the chances for Hamady N'Diaye to make the Kings roster if he performs well in training camp. Keith Smart and Geoff Petrie could also opt to ride with the four big men with guaranteed contracts -- DeMarcus Cousins, Jason Thompson, Thomas Robinson and Chuck Hayes -- and use Travis Outlaw as a smallball power forward, if needed. That would help the chances of Tony Mitchell or another wing/guard looking to make the team.

The Kings have 14 players with guaranteed contracts (including Tyler Honeycutt, who is cheap enough to cut if he struggles). The maximum roster size is 15. Chances are that the Kings will roll with their guaranteed contracts unless someone truly stands out in camp.