King, who played for Portland in Summer League last month, was the 59th overall pick in the 2018 draft out of Colorado. He spent his rookie season with Phoenix on a two-way contract, but appeared in just one NBA game and has been out of the league for the last two years.
King played in Italy and Poland during the 2019/20 season, then spent the ’20/21 campaign in Germany with the Niners Chemnitz. Now, the 27-year-old is on track to attend training camp with the Clippers.
Earning a regular season spot in L.A. is probably a long shot for King, as the Clippers have 14 players on guaranteed contracts, plus Yogi Ferrell on a non-guaranteed deal. However, King’s Exhibit 10 deal could put him in line for a $50K bonus if he ends up joining the club’s G League affiliate, the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario. He may also be a candidate to have his Exhibit 10 contract converted to a two-way deal.