Brandon Heath

Kings Waive DeQuan Jones, Brandon Heath

12:20pm: The Kings have confirmed in a press release that the team has cut Jones and Heath.

8:32am: We heard yesterday that the Kings’ first round of roster counts would arrive soon, and according to Jonathan Santiago of Cowbell Kingdom, that decision has already been made. While the team hasn’t confirmed the moves yet, Santiago reports (via Twitter) that Sacramento has released camp invitees DeQuan Jones and Brandon Heath.

Jones, 23, recorded averages of 3.7 PPG, 1.7 RPG, and an 8.4 PER as an undrafted rookie last season for the Magic. Heath, who went undrafted out of San Diego State in 2007, played for Lukoil Academic in Bulgaria in 2012/13, averaging 12.0 PPG and 4.7 APG in 39 contests. Both players appeared very briefly in a single preseason game for the Kings.

Once the Kings make the two cuts official, their roster count will be down to 16 players. 14 of those guys have guaranteed contracts, and Trent Lockett has a partial guarantee on his deal, making him the odds-on favorite to be the club’s 15th man. Hamady N’Diaye also remains under contract, on a non-guaranteed deal.

Kings Sign Brandon Heath

THURSDAY, 2:50pm: The Kings have officially signed Heath to the camp roster, the team announced today in a press release.

TUESDAY, 4:09pm: Although the Kings previously announced that they had finalized their training camp roster with the additions of DeQuan Jones and Hamady N'Diaye, it appears the team will bring at least one more player to camp. Jorge Sierra of HoopsHype confirms (Twitter link) that the Kings will sign Brandon Heath, a move first reported by Maria Mitzova of

Since Heath went undrafted out of San Diego State in 2007, he hasn't appeared in a regular-season NBA game, though he participated in Summer League play with the SuperSonics, Clippers, and Nets over the years. The 6'4" guard also spent one season with the D-League's Los Angeles D-Fenders, and most recently played for Lukoil Academic in Bulgaria, averaging 12.0 PPG and 4.7 APG in 39 contests in 2012/13.

After adding Heath, the Kings will be carrying 18 players on their training camp roster, including 14 guys on fully guaranteed contracts.

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