The Kings have 15 players in training camp, and coach Paul Westphal is fine with that.
"I know that (basketball president) Geoff (Petrie) is going to be opportunistic, and we're always looking for chances to improve the team if it's there," Westphal said. "On the other hand, we don't have to do anything, either, and we're in good shape."
Not among the 15 is free-agent center Samuel Dalembert. The Kings renounced his rights Friday.
But if the Kings choose to be opportunistic, intriguing players are available. They are among the teams interested in forward Andrei Kirilenko.
Kirilenko, 30, is an unrestricted free agent and playing professionally in his native Russia. He spent 10 seasons with the Utah Jazz, made the All-Star team in 2004 and became known as one of the most versatile players and solid defenders in the NBA.
Jimmermania Of the Kings' three draft choices, most of the media wanted to know about Jimmer Fredette.
The National Player of the Year last season at BYU is expected to play a key role this season. He was the point guard for the second team during Saturday's practice.
"He's a very intelligent basketball player," Westphal said. "And the guys like playing with him because he's a good passer."
The veteran John Sal- mons returned to the Kings in a June trade with Milwaukee that also brought the eventual draft rights to Fredette.
Salmons, entering his ninth season, is now the most experienced King. As for a leadership role, he plans to let his actions set the example.
"Just try to be professional," Salmons said. "Come in every day, play hard, try to make the right play. Try to play the right way. If I have to say something, say something. But I think more than anything, actions speak louder than words."
Et cetera The Kings signed forward Lawrence Hill and guard Adrian Oliver to fill out their roster.
Hill, 6-foot-8 and 220 pounds, played at Stanford and appeared in four games for Texas of the NBA Development League this season. Oliver, 6-4 and 210 pounds, played three seasons at San Jose State after transferring from Washington.
The first team Saturday had Tyreke Evans and Marcus Thornton at guard, Salmons and Chuck Hayes at forward and DeMarcus Cousins at center.