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Report: Kings likely to sign Royce White to a 10-Day Contract

The Kings could be signing the controversial but talented young forward to a 10-day contract soon.

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Yesterday it was reported by Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle that the Kings had worked out former first round pick Royce White.

Today, USA Today's Sam Amick reports that White will likely sign a 10-day contract with the Kings.  The Kings will need to free up a roster spot to do after signing Orlando Johnson to a 10-day contract today, but that spot could become available soon as Jimmer Fredette's buyout talks progress.

White was selected 16th in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets, who were willing to take a chance on him despite his serious anxiety issues, which have been well documented.  That partnership came to an end this summer after numerous instances in which White felt the Rockets weren't being supportive enough of his mental health issues.  White was traded to the Sixers, but then cut before the season began.  He has yet to play a single minute in the NBA, although he has spent some time in the D-League.

Funnily enough, White has a connection to the Kings, in that the draft pick that was used to take him was part of the 3 team trade that sent Kevin Martin to Houston and Carl Landry to the Kings.

White definitely has NBA talent, averaging 13.4 points, 9.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists in his lone year of college, and as such I can see why the Kings would be willing to take him on to a 10-day contract, but beyond that, he'll have to show considerable promise to make it worth it for the Kings to sign him any longer.