The Kings continue to add young players to their roster.
Sacramento has reportedly agreed to a two-year training camp deal with Jamel Artis, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Free agent forward Jamel Artis has agreed to a two-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources tell ESPN. Artis played 15 games with Orlando a season ago. He'll compete in training camp to make team and add depth to small forward spot.</p>— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) <a href="https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1024413356038520832?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 31, 2018</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Artis, a 25-year-old small forward who went undrafted out of Pittsburgh, played 15 games with the Orlando Magic last season and averaged 5.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists.
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He didn’t play in Orlando’s games against Sacramento last season, but the Kings have seen Artis in action. In a 96-84 loss to Cleveland in summer league play July 11, Artis played a game-high 29 minutes and finished with 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.
Wojnarowski reports that Artis will play in training camp with the hope of adding depth at small forward, a position of need for the Kings this offseason.