Sacramento has become the latest team to pare its roster down to 15 players, with the Kings announcing today in a press release that they’ve waived Trent Lockett. Lockett had a $35K guarantee on his deal, so the team will be on the hook for that amount.
Lockett, a 6’5″ shooting guard, played for Sacramento’s Summer League team after going undrafted in June out of Marquette. After recording 7.0 PPG in five Summer League games, he appeared in just two preseason contests with the Kings, scoring four total points. The guarantee on his contract was set to increase to $100K if he had earned a spot on the opening night roster, but he’ll likely end up with the D-League’s Reno Bighorns instead, according to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee (via Twitter).
With 15 players now on the roster, the Kings don’t necessarily have to make any more moves before the regular season gets underway. If the club stands pat, it would mean that Hamady N’Diaye, who is on a non-guaranteed deal, would be Sacramento’s 15th man.