When the Kings opening training camp in a week and a half, Tony Mitchell will be with the team, according to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee (via Twitter). It appears the Kings will sign Mitchell to, at the very least, a minimum-salary, non-guaranteed deal.
It was just two days ago that we heard Mitchell was drawing interest from the Kings, who hoped to bring him to camp. The former University of Alabama forward played for Sacramento's summer league squad in July, perhaps giving the Kings the upper hand on signing him for camp. Mitchell averaged 13.1 PPG and 7.0 RPG in his final year at Alabama, though his stint with the Crimson Tide wasn't without turmoil. The 23-year-old was suspended and eventually released by the program for an "accumulation" of incidents.
Mitchell will be the Kings' 15th player under contract, though the team hopes to add a few more players to its training-camp roster. With 14 guaranteed contracts on their books, the Kings will likely expect Mitchell and the other camp invitees to compete for the club's final roster spot.