Early Friday the Sacramento Kings signed free agent guards Pooh Jeter and Antoine Wright.
Terms of the contracts were not disclosed but Kings’ Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Wayne Cooper spoke about the most recent additions.
“Antoine Wright and Pooh Jeter are two solid players at their respective positions who will add to our roster’s depth,” said Cooper. “Wright has five years of NBA experience under his belt and Jeter is coming off a great summer league showing as he played for Cleveland’s team in Las Vegas.”
Jeter may be a familiar name to some Kings fans as he played for the Kings Summer League in 2007 but was unable to find a spot on the roster. Jeter is a 5-foot-11 point guard from Portland.
Jeter most recently played for Cleveland’s Summer League team where he averaged 14.4 points per game and 5.4 assists per game. In one game for the Cavalier’s Jeter sunk a three-pointer with 6.9 seconds remaining in the game to give his team the 81-80 victory.
His professional career began with the Colorado 14ers of the NBA D-League in 2006, where he averaged 14 points, 7 assists and 3 rebounds per game through 50 games. Jeter has played overseas the last four seasons but looks to keep his roster spot come time for training camp.
Wright has had a more productive career as of late but hasn’t played for the same team for more than two years, suiting up for New Jersey, Dallas and Toronto. Last season Wright averaged 6.6 ppg while shooting 41 percent from the field.
Wright was selected by New Jersey with the No. 15 pick in 2005, before guys like Nate Robinson, David Lee, Jason Maxiell, and Francisco Garcia.