Jan 11, 2014; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers forward Eric Moreland (15) celebrates after shooting a three-point shot against California Golden Bears in the first half at Gill Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Moreland signed with Kings over Knicks, Warriors

After Eric Moreland dominated the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League defensively, fans were clamoring for the undrafted Oregon State product to get a spot on the Sacramento Kings roster.

It took a few days, but Moreland is officially a member of the Kings – at least for training camp – and he picked Sacramento over a few other destinations.

Spurning interest from both the Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks, Moreland opted to sign with the Kings who gave the former Pac-12 star his first chance out of college.

Several teams, including the Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks, had interest in a free agent deal with Moreland. Still, Moreland and the Kings negotiated toward a contract over the weekend and into the week, and both sides agreed to terms on Tuesday.

While it’s likely no team was offering anything more than a minimum contract, it’s safe to say other teams like the New York Knicks would have presented more of an opportunity for Eric Moreland given their lack of big men. However, given his familiarity with the organization and coaching staff, Eric Moreland decided it was a better to stick with what he knew rather than taking a chance on his future with Golden State or New York.

Good choice, I say.

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