SEPTEMBER 25TH: The deal is official, the team confirmed on its training camp roster.
SEPTEMBER 4TH, 10:33pm: Wear has signed his contract with the Kings, according to the RealGM transaction log. There’s still yet to be an official announcement from the team.
1:54pm: It’ll be a non-guaranteed contract that covers one season, as Jones writes in his full story.
1:17pm: The Kings are set to sign undrafted former UCLA small forward David Wear to a deal for training camp, reports Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee (Twitter link). Presumably it’ll be a minimum-salary contract, with perhaps a small partial guarantee.
The 6’9″ 23-year-old performed a few predraft workouts for NBA teams, but there wasn’t much buzz surrounding Wear in advance of draft night. He spent summer league with the Bulls, averaging 4.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game across five appearances. He didn’t put up eye-popping numbers at UCLA, either, going for 6.5 PPG and 3.8 RPG in 22.9 MPG. His playing time decreased each successive year after he saw 28.4 MPG as a sophomore. Wear transferred to UCLA after spending his freshman year at North Carolina.
Wear joins 16 others who have agreements with the Kings, though only 12 of those deals are fully guaranteed, as our roster counts show. That includes Jason Terry, whom the team has agreed to trade to the Rockets for one or more non-guaranteed contracts. The Kings are also reportedly expected to waive Jeremy Tyler, whom Sacramento acquired via trade last month.