Sacramento Kings to sign Orlando Johnson

Nov 6, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers shooting guard Orlando Johnson (11) during the game against the Chicago Bulls at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers won 97-80. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Out with the old, in with the new.

It appears the Jimmer Fredette buyout will be happening in the relatively near future as the birthday boy did not attend Tuesday’s game against the Houston Rockets.

In addition, the Kings are reportedly set to sign Orlando Johnson to a 10-day contract, this according to Sean Cunningham of 10 News.

The signing was also confirmed by Johnson himself, via Michael Scotto.

Johnson most recently played with the Indiana Pacers, though was waived after the Pacers acquired Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen in the Danny Granger trade.

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Johnson was originally drafted by the Kings in 2012 though was traded to Indiana for cash.

Given the depth on the Pacers, Johnson wasn’t able to crack the rotation though is known for his offensive firepower.

Johnson is a former Big West Player of the Year award winner in 2010 with UCSB. He was also an AP honorable mention in 2010. In addition, the former second round pick was a 3-time First Team All-Big West Conference representative.

Topics: Orlando Johnson, Sacramento Kings

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