It’s getting harder and harder to understand what exactly the Sacramento Kings are doing. The Kings sealed the signing of undrafted Oregon State prospect Eric Moreland in the past couple of days, which isn’t the worst piece of business in the world. When you consider the Kings’ roster though, adding another power forward to bring the team’s total to seven seems very questionable.
With Derrick Williams, Jason Thompson, Quincy Acy, Carl Landry, Travis Outlaw and Reggie Evans all still under contract in Sacramento next season, it isn’t easy to figure out what the plan is. Have the Kings analytics-driven brain trust discovered that a seven-man rotation of power forwards is the quickest path to success? If they have, it’s going to be a genuine shock to the rest of the basketball world.
To focus in more specifically on Moreland, he’s an interesting defensive talent. With the current logjam at the four in Sacramento, the obvious conclusion to take is that he will spend much of next season in the D-League with the Reno Bighorns. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what Moreland’s strengths are, and where he needs to put in the most work this season.