LAS VEGAS Kings coach Keith Smart said as many as four noncontract summer-league players could be considered for invitations to training camp in the fall.
The player who seems most likely to be called back is Tony Mitchell, an athletic small forward who impressed with his athleticism and activity.
"Mitchell kind of separated himself a little bit," Smart said. "He has the right size as a small forward. Obviously, we have a ton of players at that position that he plays, but nevertheless he's not a guy you take off your radar because you see the size.
"A long athletic player that can be physical, and I like the way he attacks the rim."
Mitchell was undrafted after leaving Alabama after his junior season following a suspension for violating team rules. In looking for a summer-league team, Mitchell believed the Kings would be a good fit because of their uptempo style.
Mitchell averaged 11.4 points in summer-league games, making 23 of 48 shots (47.9 percent). Mitchell scored in double figures in each of his last three games, including 13 in the Kings' 91-82 exhibition win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday.
"He was probably my most consistent player," said summer league co-head coach Alex English. "He played (well) on both ends."
Former King Darnell Jackson, guard Josh Akognon and forward Yancy Gates played well or, in the case of Gates, finished strong and impressed.
Jackson did well as the veteran presence. Akognon proved to be a capable scorer and a pest on defense.
Gates had 11 points Thursday, his best showing of the summer.
Numbers game Kings first-round draft pick Thomas Robinson played without a number on his jersey Thursday.
Robinson has worn "0" since his senior year of high school and was even showcased on the Kings' website wearing that number Thursday.
But the Kings have added veteran guard Aaron Brooks, who has worn "0" his entire career.
The Kings will introduce Brooks at a news conference today at 11 a.m.
Don't be surprised if Brooks is holding up a jersey with a "0" on it while the rookie looks for a new number.
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