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Kings signing Norvel Pelle to 10-Day contract

Pelle will provide the Kings with big man depth as Hassan Whiteside is out in the contact tracing protocol.

The Sacramento Kings are expected to sign Norvel Pelle to a 10-Day contract, according to James Ham.

As Ham notes, Hassan Whiteside is currently listed as out for Thursday's game against the New York Knicks as he is in the Health and Safety Protocol.

With no Whiteside, and with Chimezie Metu out with a wrist injury, the Kings suddenly found themselves lacking big man depth behind Richaun Holmes and Marvin Bagley. The remaining bigs in the Kings stable are Nemanja Bjelica and Jabari Parker, but neither are ideal options to play center.

While it's unlikely that Pelle plays significant minutes, he gives the Kings another option in the event of injuries or foul troubles.

Pelle is known as a shot blocker, and has been playing with the G-League's Canton Charge in the Orlando bubble. Earlier this season Pelle appeared in three games for the Brooklyn Nets. In those three games, Pelle averaged 2.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1 block in 9.3 minutes per game.

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Adamsite
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February 24, 2021 6:26 pm

Alrighty.
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February 24, 2021 6:55 pm

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February 24, 2021 6:56 pm
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oh wait. Pelle.

Damnit.

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February 24, 2021 7:04 pm

I feel like the dream of seeing a Bagley/Parker frontcourt is slipping away.

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February 24, 2021 7:11 pm
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Hey now, hey now
Don’t dream it’s over
Hey now, hey now
When the world comes in
They come, they come
To build a wall between us
We know they won’t win

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February 24, 2021 7:10 pm

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February 25, 2021 10:51 am
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February 24, 2021 7:48 pm

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February 25, 2021 9:40 am
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I’m scared, too.

HopelesslyHopeful
February 24, 2021 8:09 pm

So you’re telling me… Less “veteran” minutes, more player development, and maybe even more losses? Cool!

#FadeForCade

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February 24, 2021 8:43 pm

I hope they can open up a few more roster spots to try and snag some diamonds in the rough from the G League.

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February 24, 2021 11:38 pm
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By open up more spots you mean trade Barnes and Buddy for 1sts to draft Jalen Green then acquire another top 10 pick for Kuminga amirite?

In all seriousness they should audition a new big man every 2 weeks. Cheap rim runners are growing on trees these days man.

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February 25, 2021 5:57 am
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This guy seems to be available .. ducks !
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February 25, 2021 7:30 am
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I would have liked the Kings taking a chance on Justin Patton, but the Rockets quickly scooped him up.

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February 25, 2021 10:23 am
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Watch him go all Christian Wood.

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February 25, 2021 9:32 am
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Honestly, I have a hard time quickly finding out who in the G-League is spoken for and who isn’t. Without having to individually research each one, of course. And even then it isn’t always clear. Like Simi. He’s putting up some really big numbers and always had intriguing elements, but is he still controlled by the Bulls? They’ve signed and waived him a couple times.

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February 25, 2021 9:48 am

This article from Ridiculous Upside is pretty handy.

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February 25, 2021 10:22 am
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It is, but which guys are actually available to pick up? Obviously the guys listed as 2-ways and flex assignments aren’t. But are those the only ones? I feel like there are other players that NBA teams have rights on.

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February 25, 2021 12:16 pm

Here’s how I understand it:

Affiliate: Exhibit 10 contract players. A specific team designates them to their G League squad, but the NBA team had to waive them first. so any NBA team can sign them outright.

Waivers/Returning/Tryout/Draft: These are all designations about how the G League team acquired the player, but the player has no contractual ties to the NBA team that owns the G League team. So same thing, any NBA team can sign them if they choose to do so.

Flex/Assignee/two-way: Rights are controlled by an NBA Team

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February 24, 2021 9:34 pm

Oh I like this plan! High diamond in the rough potential!

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February 25, 2021 2:07 am

Love this defensive pickup by Monte. Pelle’s a legit shotblocker.

Highlights from 2019-20 season.

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February 25, 2021 7:18 am

1, Trade Fox, Hield, Barnes and Cojo to the desperate Celts or Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Kemba Walker.
2 Dump Bjelica
3 Dump Walton
4 Dump Whiteside
5 Sign Boogie just for kicks

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February 25, 2021 7:26 am
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This is why we can’t have nice things!

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February 25, 2021 8:34 am
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I don’t know, Greg. I’ll bet if he does it a hundred more times, McNair will buy in, fly to Boston, hold a fucking gun to Danny Ainge’s head, threaten to murder Ainge’s family, and then we’ll get three of Boston’s four best players.

Your problem, sir, is that you have no imagination.

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February 25, 2021 8:47 am
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Whoa! That was a little intense..

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February 25, 2021 8:57 am
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How else could this trade happen ?

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February 25, 2021 10:44 am
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If you don’t like that, you don’t like Sexy Trades.

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February 25, 2021 11:00 am
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Nice save.

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February 25, 2021 10:26 am
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Tell you what, Danny. You give us three of the best players from your successful team and, in exchange, we’ll give you three of the best players from our terrible team AND an overpaid backup PG. How does that sound?

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February 25, 2021 11:01 am

Well tbf, they (at least the fans) haaaaaaate the Kemba contract and think it’s the worst in the NBA.

We’d have to give up more than this dude is talking about but they aren’t doing well (not a successful team) right now and could look to shake things up for sure

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February 25, 2021 9:03 am

In case anyone else was wondering, Pelle goes 6’10”, 230 pounds, and just turned twenty-eight.

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February 25, 2021 12:38 pm
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I don’t really have a problem with the move, but if you’re going to pick up this type of player, you might as well take a gamble on somebody young. At 28 he basically is who he is.

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February 25, 2021 9:46 am

Yo contributors, since the Kings are likely going to be going through some 10 day deals in the coming weeks, could you also possibly break down the future for the Kings 2-way players. From what I understand with the new Covid rules, Guy and Metu are limited to 50 games on their deals. After that they need to be signed full time, released or sent to the G-League (which will not be operating). Other teams sent their 2-Way players to the bubble with will allow them more time with their parent rosters once the bubble wraps up. The Kings did the opposite by sending their rookies there.

The Kings are at 32 games which leaves just 18 for those Metu and Guy. What’s going to happen to them once they hit 50 games?

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February 25, 2021 10:26 am
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If a player is inactive, then the games don’t count towards the 50. Guy has been inactive for 6 games. Metu has been inactive for 10 games.

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