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Sacramento Kings Roster Report 2009-10-02

Sacramento Kings Roster Report 2009-10-02PLAYER NEWS:

--G Beno Udrih damaged his left knee ligament in a Sept. 3 game between his Slovenian team and Germany and did not compete in Eurobasket 2009, but is expected to be fully recovered for the start of Kings training camp on Sept. 29.

"It sounds like he just has a minor tweak of his knee," his agent, Marc Cornstein, told The Sacramento Bee. "It doesn't seem all that serious."

--G Kevin Martin was among six NBA players who accompanied Michael Jordan to his Hall of Fame induction on Sept. 11 in Springfield, Mass. The sixth-year shooting guard who grew up idolizing Jordan in Zanesville, Ohio, has had a shoe deal with the Jordan brand since last summer.

--F Francisco Garcia suffered a fractured right ring finger in early September while playing with the Dominican Republic national team, but was expected to resume full basketball activities within two weeks. Garcia suffered the same injury on March 3 of last season but played through until season's end.



--G Tyreke Evans, 6-5, Memphis (first round) -- The Kings love his ability to get to the rim and defend, but hope he improves his shooting and passing.

--F Omri Casspi, 6-9, Maccabi Tel Aviv (first round) -- He was drafted for his energy and toughness, as Casspi is a fiery competitor who excels in the up-tempo game. He must add muscle and improve his shooting.

--F Jon Brockman, 6-7, Washington (second round) -- The former teammate of Kings center Spencer Hawes is a bruiser in every sense of the word, but his lack of size or athleticism will make this quite a challenge for him.

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Added: October 2, 2009


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