LAS VEGAS Being under the salary cap puts the Kings in position to bid on players waived with the NBA's amnesty clause.
The Kings bid $3 million per season and were awarded forward Travis Outlaw last year. The Nets will pay the remaining $4 million per season over the next three seasons of the deal.
The latest player to become available via amnesty waivers is power forward Luis Scola, who was waived by the Houston Rockets.
"He's a very a productive player and obviously still has a couple of solid years left in him," Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie said.
The Kings drafted power forward Thomas Robinson and re-signed power forward Jason Thompson. So adding the 32-year-old Scola, who averaged 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds last season, wouldn't appear to be a priority.
Scola, however, could be be a reliable scorer off the bench and could get minutes as a backup to center DeMarcus Cousins.
Scola is owed $21 million over the next three seasons.
Petrie said the Kings had not bid for Scola. They have until 5 p.m. today to do so.
On the court The Kings (1-1) beat the Los Angeles Lakers (0-2) 84-72 Saturday in a summer league game. Guard Josh Akognon led the Kings with 25 points.
Jimmer Fredette scored 15 points, and Robinson had 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Whiteside sits Center Hassan Whiteside played only 12 minutes Saturday and had two points, two rebounds and two blocked shots.
"If I see he's not doing what I want done out there, he's going to sit down," said summer league co-head coach Alex English.
Whiteside sat early for not getting back on defense but improved, English said.
English said Whiteside needs to be a "specialist" for the Kings and focus on defense and rebounding to earn playing time.
Honeycutt progresses Forward Tyler Honeycutt (stress fracture in right foot) has been cleared to work out but will not play in the summer league.
The Kings want to make sure the second-year forward has no setbacks as he prepares for training camp.
"I can do drills but no contact," Honeycutt said.
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