Feb 28, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard MarShon Brooks (2) is defended by Sacramento Kings guard Orlando Johnson (0) and forward Reggie Evans (30) at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings do not extend contract to Orlando Johnson

It appears the Orlando Johnson experiment is over.

After appearing in seven games for the Sacramento Kings, Orlando Johnson was not offered a contract for the remainder of the season and is now a free agent.

The third-year pro who spent his first two seasons with the Pacers was released by Indiana after the February trade deadline to accommodate incoming players, allowing the Kings to sign him out of the free agent pool. Sacramento offered him two 10-day contracts and would have been forced to sign him for the rest of the year after his second contract concluded – an option they chose not to exercise.

The former UC-Santa Barbara product averaged only seven minutes a game for Sacramento – the vast majority coming in garbage time where he put 1.3 points per contest.

Johnson, who was ironically selected by the Kings in the 2012 NBA Draft as a second round pick will attempt to find greener pastures moving forward.

Fellow ten-day contract trial player Royce White still remains on the Sacramento roster, though the team will have to decide if they will offer him a contract for the remainder of the season in the coming days.

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