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First look at Exhibit 10 signing Quinton Rose and the remaining UDFA class

Rose may be relatively unknown, but his skills and physical profile can give us insight as to why the Kings are giving him a shot.

The Sacramento Kings will sign undrafted free agent Quinton Rose to an Exhibit 10 contract, per The Athletic’s Jason Jones.

Exhibit 10 contracts allow teams to fill their roster to the expanded 20-player limit in the preseason. The structure for these types of deals are one-year minimums and are not often guaranteed outside of a signing bonus. Exhibit 10 players can be waived while remaining affiliate players to the franchise's G-League team. The contracts can also be converted into two-way contracts before the start of the season.

I’ll admit I had not heard of Rose until the news broke, but I’ve put together a quick look at his game and how that could fit in with the Kings.

STATISTICAL PROFILE

Rose departs Temple University as an accomplished four-year senior. He started 102 games in college and logged a double-digit scoring average each season. He was the clear-cut first option for the Owls in his final year, though his team struggled to a 6-12 conference record and finished 10th in the ACC.

Rose logged 16.4 points per game as a senior, but his 36.8% field goal percentage and 27.0% mark from deep explain why he didn’t get much draft buzz. However, his peripheral numbers are more intriguing. His 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per night show some balance to his game. His defensive averages of 2.0 steals and 0.7 blocks are standout figures.

One thing to note is his sky-high usage rate of 29.1%. If Rose makes it in the NBA, it is certainly going to be as a role player. Often times a lower usage leads to much higher efficiency. If his usage on a pro team were a more modest 15% or so, his shooting numbers could go up and his defensive skills could shine.

PHYSICAL TOOLS

Rose was listed at 6-foot-8 and 185 pounds as a senior. I don’t have a good read on his current wingspan, but it was measured at plus-1.25 inches in 2017. A very unreliable eye test could put it in the ball park of 6-foot-10.

He was also listed as a guard for Temple, for whatever positional designations are worth. It is pretty clear to me, however, that the bet on Rose is that he can be converted to forward through G-League experience and an NBA strength training program. He already has considerable athletic tools to build on.

This is where the signing starts to make sense. Forward sized players with guard skills are the ultimate commodity in the NBA. It’s also a player type that the Kings have been light on for years. There is virtually zero risk in signing an undrafted free agent, and when players of his ilk figure it out, they can quickly become worthy of an end-of-bench role.

BEST OF THE REST UDFA

Rose was not on my radar for undrafted free agents, but several players with a similar physical profile were. Lamine Diane, Lamar Stevens, Isiaha Mike, Malik Fitts, and Kristian Doolittle remain unsigned. All five made my top 75 prospects this year and stand 6-foot-7 to 6-foot-8 with nice physical tools.

Other quality UDFAs remain unsigned as of Thursday night. My top prospect of that group overall is Kaleb Wesson of Ohio State. Wesson is a big man with intriguing shooting and passing skills. He would be well worth a look for Sacramento. Diane and Stevens round out my three best options still available.

The Kings currently have one two-way spot open and room for several more Exhibit 10 signings.

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Nostradumbass 14
14 days ago

Good stuff, Richard.

In watching that video I got a bit of a Corey Brewer vibe. Kind of a lanky defender who does nothing great but might be able to fit because of his length on defense and well defined role within the team.

eddie41
14 days ago

Nice pick up. I didn’t know much about him before. Looks like his top skill is defense, 2 steals per game, and ball handling. His physical profile reminds me of Terance Mann who was listed 6’7” at FSU and now appears like a combo-guard in the nba. I’m not totally thrown off by the low efficiency numbers because I think young talented players have to push their limits sometimes. So that could mean Quinton tried to play like a lead initiator and it didn’t work out. His junior year his team was good. Senior year had a coaching change and their best player graduated. His Rebounding and finishing at the rim not is as good as Terance Mann. As much as I wish he were a point forward, it seems like he’s more of a tall combo-guard who can also guard wings. Shot selection will improve in a different role. I’d like to know if Quinton has one or two higher percentage shots that he can hit if defenses don’t guard him closely. I think that will make or break his chances. Worth a gamble.

Last edited 14 days ago by eddie41
eddie41
14 days ago

Of those remaining guys, Lamine Diane is on top of my board. Talent is off the charts and he’s extremely productive, including when he plays around better players. Father played for Senegal national team. In high school when he was fresh of the boat and spoke no English, he played with PJ Washington, great team. (Got his pocket picked by Lamelo in one clip). Adidas Nations tournament he stood out among others like Immanuel Quickley, Jordan Nwora, Reggie Perry, etc. Teammate Terrel Gomez (taking the Malachi Flynn route to SD State next year) said he’s probably the most talented player he’s ever played with. So I am not put off by the lower level of competition he played against at Cal State Northridge. The guy brings it when steps on the floor. Physical profile matches that of a legit combo-forward, appears very long. So when he dominates in the G League next year, and people are whispering more about his nba potential, I’d rather it be with the Stockton Kings.

andy_sims
13 days ago

Sign them all and let Monte sort them out.

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