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Kings season primer: Eric Moreland on mission to prove himself

Video: Eric Moreland on being back on the court

Eric Moreland of the Sacramento Kings talks about being back with the team after he was injured last season. Video by Hector Amezcua, The Sacramento Bee
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Eric Moreland of the Sacramento Kings talks about being back with the team after he was injured last season. Video by Hector Amezcua, The Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento Bee provides a primer for each of the 15 players on the Kings’ roster entering their 2015-16 campaign, which begins Wednesday, Oct. 28, at home against the Los Angeles Clippers. View the rest of the profiles here.

Eric Moreland does enough to keep the Kings coming back for more. Whether he can stick remains the question.

Moreland has faced an uphill journey, going undrafted out of Oregon State in 2014, then earning a spot on the Kings roster last year before getting injured and seeing minimal action in the regular season – only to impress again in summer league, and then get waived in July so his contract wouldn’t be guaranteed. But his head’s not spinning. He’s still focused on proving himself.

Sacramento brought him back for training camp, and he again displayed the toughness and aggressive play that has kept the Kings interested.

Moreland totaled 29 minutes in two preseason games, grabbing 15 rebounds and blocking five shots. On Oct. 13, he had 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in 15 minutes against the Los Angeles Lakers.

PLAYER BIO: ERIC MORELAND

Position/jersey: Forward-center, No. 25

Height/weight: 6-10, 238

Age: 23

Experience: One year

Prior to NBA: Oregon State

Key 2014-15 stat: Appeared in only three games before his rookie season ended because of shoulder surgery.

Comment: Playing energetically, rebounding and defending will keep him around after he made roster last season.

Jason Jones

I’m a rook until the first real game. In about two weeks, that all ends.

Eric Moreland

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