Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Kings offer Temple 10-day contract
By Marc Stein
Rookie guard Garrett Temple, after completing two 10-day contracts with the Houston Rockets, is getting a chance to win a job with the Sacramento Kings.
The Kings have offered Temple a 10-day contract and expect to add him to their roster this week, according to NBA front-office sources.
It was not immediately known, though, whether the deal would be completed before the Kings' game Tuesday in Oklahoma City or their game Wednesday in Houston.
Temple completed his second 10-day with the Rockets on Monday, at which point they had to sign him for the rest of the season or let him go. The Rockets elected to set Temple free and bring back point guard Will Conroy for a second 10-day contract.
Both Temple and Conroy were in the Rockets' training camp and have spent the bulk of the season with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in Texas, Houston's D-League affiliate.
After being informed by the Rockets on Monday night that he would not be signed for the rest of the season, Temple told the Houston Chronicle: “I think I wasn't here just playing for the Rockets, even though I was here. It was more of an audition for the rest of the league.”