Kings Sign Trey Johnson For Camp

SEPTEMBER 25TH: The deal is official, the team confirmed on its training camp roster.

SEPTEMBER 11TH: It’s indeed a non-guaranteed deal for the minimum salary, according to Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link). It covers just one season, as Pincus shows on the Kings salary page at Basketball Insiders.

SEPTEMBER 9TH: The team has yet to make an official announcement, but the signing has taken place, according to the RealGM transactions log.

SEPTEMBER 5TH: The Kings have reached an agreement on a one-year deal for Trey Johnson, tweets Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The contract details have yet to be reported, but it’s likely a non-guaranteed deal that only gives Johnson a roster spot for training camp. Johnson hasn’t been in the league since the 2011/12 season, and has only played in 23 total games across three NBA seasons. No other teams had reportedly shown any interest in Johnson this summer.

Once Sacramento executes an agreed-upon trade to send Jason Terry to the Rockets, the Kings will only have 11 guaranteed contracts for the 2014/15 season, giving Johnson a decent opportunity to make the team. The team must carry a minimum of 13 players for the regular season, so the guard will be competing for one of at least two open spots, unless the team adds another piece on a guaranteed deal before then.

The 6’5″ shooting guard has averaged 2.6 PPG on .333 shooting in his limited time in the league, and wasn’t featured heavily as a starter in his most recent overseas stints with Eurobasket clubs out of Israel and Venezuela. He has also spent parts of four seasons in the D-League, turning in his best season as a professional in a 2010/11 campaign in which he averaged 25.5 PPG

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