The Clippers are adding to their roster, at least for training camp.
Law Murray of The Athletic reported that the team will be signing George King to an Exhibit 10 deal. An Exhibit 10 contract allows King to participate in training camp and also gives the Clippers his G League rights; should King spend at least 60 days with the Agua Caliente Clippers, he’ll earn an additional $50,000.
Free agent forward George King is signing an Exhibit 10 deal with the Clippers, agents Harrison Gaines and Charles Misuraca of SLASH Sports tell @TheAthletic.— Law Murray ▶ (@LawMurrayTheNU) September 2, 2021
King averaged 11 points in summer league this year for Trail Blazers and was 2018 2nd round pick by Suns.
The Clippers also have the option to convert King’s deal into a two-way contract. The team still has one two-way spot remaining alongside Jay Scrubb, as Amir Coffey remains a restricted free agent.
King was drafted 59th overall in 2018 out of Colorado and signed a two-way deal with the Phoenix Suns, appearing in one NBA game. In his 41 contests with the Northern Arizona Suns, King averaged 15.5 points and 5.3 rebounds in 31.8 minutes per game. He shot 51.8 percent on twos, 43.3 percent on threes, and 82.0 percent on free throws.
The 27-year-old spent the last two seasons overseas in Italy, Poland, and Germany, and returned to Summer League to play with the Portland Trail Blazers last month. He played in three games, all starts, including one against the Clippers when he dropped 12 points and nine rebounds. The Blazers beat the Clippers 86-66.
The Clippers now have 17 players under contract, with King and Yogi Ferrell on non-guaranteed deals. That means they can invite a maximum of three more players to training camp unless they cut someone else.
More news for Friday:
- There is a vast disparity in proposed health and safety protocols for NBA players who are vaccinated and unvaccinated this season.
- Bench seating will be back to normal for everyone; there will no longer be assigned seating.
- Get ready to hear more Brian Sieman at home — NBA 2K is adding local PA announcers for the 2022 edition.
- Paul Millsap will be joining the Brooklyn Nets. Shams Charania reports that the four-time All-Star considered the Clippers, among other teams, before signing elsewhere.