Training Camp, October 2023

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Jaylen Nowell may be the next training camp signee:

What I hate about stories like this is that it reports the numbers as if he were a starter. Anyone coming off the bench--for 1252 minutes last season--has to be evaluated on a 36-minute basis. If you look at those numbers, Nowell was sixth on the team in points, eighth in steals and assists. Worth a look, I am sure, even if he is no three-point threat.
I like Nowell a lot. He took a step back last season, but he was near starter-level the season before. Still a young guy, just heading to his age 24 season. If he'd actually take the job, he'd be an incredible 3rd PG for the end of the bench.
Yeah one of the better buy low signings.


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Lamb looked good at times when he came over with Domas two years ago. Guy’s pretty talented but he’s also been waylaid with injuries throughout his career.
Yeah, I wondered why the Lakers didn't pick Lamb up. Maybe he wasn't 100% or something. He looked pretty good with the Kings as a secondary ball handler. Good for Monte leaving no stone unturned.
I do not have access to a reliable source, but I read that James Akinjo was signed and then waived on Friday, making him eligible for $75,000 "if he’s waived before the season starts and spends at least 60 days with the Sacramento’s NBA G League affiliate in Stockton." In other words, this was a financial incentive for Akinjo to join the Stockton Kings. The Kings will carry the limit of 21 players into training camp this week.
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