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Sacramento Kings Assign Eric Moreland to Reno Bighorns

The Sacramento Kings have assigned the first player to the NBA D-League this season in Eric Moreland.

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According to NBA.com, the Sacramento Kings have assigned the first player to the D-League for the 2014-15 season in rookie forward Eric Moreland.

For background, Moreland played four years of college ball at Oregon State and was undrafted in 2014. The 6'10" forward averaged 7.2 points and 8.6 rebounds at Oregon State, shooting 54 percent from the field. The Kings have more than enough wings right now with Rudy Gay and Derrick Williams, so it makes sense that Moreland is heading down to Reno. However, Reno is stacked with players for training camp after the recent D-League Draft.

The Bighorns spent their first-round pick in the NBA D-League Draft on 6'10" forward Joonas Caven from Finland with the 10th pick. Caven is draft eligible in 2015. Besides Joonas Caven, Reno also picked up forward Keith Chamberlain (played at Grinnell with Bighorns head coach David Arseneault), Marcus Johnson, David Wear, Kysiean Reed, Alfred Aboya and Brandon Oliver who averaged 17.6 ppg last season with Mississippi State. As you can see, there's competition in Reno for a spot in the front court, so Moreland will have to continue to grind to get back to the Kings.

The Bighorns are bringing 18 players into camp with Moreland being assigned.