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Eric Moreland of the Sacramento Kings fights for the ball against Josh Davis of the Charlotte Hornets in their NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

Kings close to deal with summer standout Eric Moreland

Published: Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014 - 7:18 pm

The Kings are close to finalizing a contract with forward Eric Moreland.

Moreland (6-10, 218), an undrafted rookie from Oregon State, impressed with his defense and rebounding as the Kings won the summer league championship.

In six games Moreland averaged 8.8 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in just 19.2 minutes.

The Kings have been fans of Moreland’s game for a while. He was a part of the first pre-draft workout in June and a player the Kings wanted to monitor after the draft process.

The Kings are looking for more athleticism along the frontline to help improve their defense and rim protection. If Moreland sticks and makes the regular-season roster, he could eventually help in that area.

• The Kings will meet with and workout free agent guard Terrence Williams Thursday.

Williams (6-6, 220) played 18 games with the Kings at the end of the 2011-12 season. A former first-round draft pick of the Nets in 2009, Williams has also played for Houston and Boston during the 2012-13 season.

Since, Williams has had brief stints with international teams and with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D-League.

Williams averaged 8.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 20.5 minutes with the Kings.

After the season Williams expressed a desire to re-sign with Sacramento, but no deal was reached.

The Kings are looking for another ballhandler, and Williams could be that, and would come relatively cheap, a plus for a team looking to avoid paying the luxury tax.

At the least, Williams could earn an invitation to training camp.

He’s a talented and versatile player, but questions about his attitude have been raised.


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