Pregame notes: Roster moves to finish season likely to begin with Fredette buyout
02/25/2014 6:37 PM
02/25/2014 9:51 PM
The Kings are playing perhaps the hottest team in the NBA, but Jimmer Fredette dominated coach Michael Malone’s pregame chat.
The Kings are negotiating a buyout with Fredette, the popular 2011 first round draft pick. Fredette will not be at the game.
Fredette did attend this morning’s shootaround, where the team sang happy birthday to him. Today is Fredette’s 25th birthday.
The buyout is not official, but the Kings are moving to find players to fill in on the roster.
Soon to have a roster spot, heard Kings worked out former Rockets 1st-round pick Royce White. Could sign him after Fredette clears waivers.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) February 26, 2014
There’s also this:
Source: Sacramento Kings will sign Orlando Johnson tomorrow. Pretty sure it's a 10-day contract. #NBAKings— Sean Cunningham (@News10Sean) February 26, 2014
Johnson was recently waived by Indiana.
Prediction time: Fredette news aside, the Houston Rockets are in town and they’re playing well. And Houston does not want to lose three of four to the Kings this season.
Rockets 105, Kings 100
My record: 33-23
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