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Pooh Jeter Signed A Guaranteed Contract With The Sacramento Kings

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This is when Pooh's D-League team, the Colorado 14ers, had their 'affiliate night' and he wore a Nuggets jersey - he never actually played for the Nuggets.  You could probably tell that by the ball, but just in case.
This is when Pooh's D-League team, the Colorado 14ers, had their 'affiliate night' and he wore a Nuggets jersey - he never actually played for the Nuggets. You could probably tell that by the ball, but just in case.

The Sacramento Kings announced Friday that they have signed Pooh Jeter (and Antoine Wright) and Jonathan Givony later tweeted that the contract is "fully guaranteed."

I rejoiced.

Jeter, pronounced Jet-er, averaged 14.4 points and 5.4 assists while shooting 48% from the field for the Cleveland Cavaliers' Summer League team last week.

Jeter's a 5-foot-11 journeyman point guard that has shown to be a solid floor leader everywhere he's been since coming out of Portland in 2006.  He actually began his professional career with an invite to the Kings Summer League, but has played all over since: in the D-League with the now-defunct Colorado 14ers, for the Kings Summer League team (again) in Ukraine for BC-Kyiv, for the Minnesota Timberwolves Summer League team, in Spain for Vive Menorca, for the Blazers Summer League team and finally for Unicaja Malaga in Spain last season before moving to Hapoel Jerusalem before the season was finished.

Jeter's biggest problem has always been his size and sub-par shooting, but he's proven time and time again that his size isn't a detractor - and has actually been able to improve his shooting as he shot 40.2% (41-of-102) from beyond the arc in Israel last season.  He also might have trouble defending in the NBA, though his quickness could make up for that.  The upside to his game though, while not exactly ridiculous, is that he's very quick, smart and creative in creating shots for teammates (and himself when the opportunity arises).

Your required watching on Jeter should probably be his game against the Chicago Bulls in Summer League when he scored 20 points, dished seven assists and had just two turnovers against fellow on-the-cusp-of-the-NBA point guard John Lucas III.  Jeter showed he could knock down jumpers, have fun and create for his teammates all while limiting Lucas to 15 points on 4-of-12 shooting.

I did my best to track down the most relevant highlights (including the aforementioned Bulls game) as well as pictures - Jeter in a Kings jersey! - after the jump.


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