Sacramento Kings Waive Marcus Landry, Joe Crawford & Connor Atchley

The Sacramento Kings announced today that they waived forward-center Connor Atchley, guard Joe Crawford and forward Marcus Landry from their training camp roster, effectively cutting the roster below the 15-player maximum.  I expect all three players to begin the upcoming season in the NBA Development League.

Tom Ziller of Sactown Royalty notes that the Kings' roster now stands at 14 and that the only players without guaranteed contracts left on the roster are Luther Head and Darnell Jackson. Geoff Petrie said at the start of training camp that the Kings would most likely carry just 13 players into the regular season."

I'm a bit surprised that the Kings would cut down to 14 with the intent of still releasing one more player so I'm actually going to assume that both Head and Jackson could make the opening day roster and then eventually be released once the Kings' injury woes are put behind them.

As far as the three players that definitely aren't making the Kings roster, as I said above, I expect their best options would be to begin this season in the D-League though there have already been a few players cut from NBA training camps that have went to Europe for the larger paychecks.  

If the players do decide to go this route, only Landry would be eligible to go directly to the Kings' D-League affiliate Reno Bighorns and play for Eric Musselman under the new D-League allocation rules because Crawford's rights were drafted by the Texas Legends and Atchley finished last season with the Iowa Energy.

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