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JARROD UTHOFF TO PLAY WITH SACRAMENTO KINGS IN NBA SUMMER LEAGUE

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Jarrod Uthoff's NBA path gets a little bit clearer.

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Summer leaguin', had me a blast
Summer leaguin', happened so fast
Met a team crazy for me
Met a GM loves me for me
Summer league chances drifting away
To, uh oh, those summer leagues

Well-a, well-a, well-a, uh!
Tell me more, tell me more
Did negotiations go very far?
Tell me more, tell me more
Like do they have a roster spot?

As we found out in Mark Emmert's illuminating article on Jarrod Uthoff's post-NBA Draft situation at Hawk Central yesterday, Uthoff's plan is to compete in the NBA Summer League and, ideally, impress a team enough to earn a contract -- and an NBA roster spot.  Now we know which Summer League team he'll be playing with:

While he'll be playing with the Sacramento Kings in Summer League, that affiliation is just that -- for Summer League. The Kings won't retain any rights to him beyond that and he'll be able to sign with any NBA team that chooses to offer him a deal. Per Emmert:

Summer league teams consist of first- and second-year pros and free agents such as Uthoff, who hope to showcase their skills to NBA personnel and get invited to a training camp. Any NBA team can sign free agents once the league concludes.

Last year, for example, former Wisconsin forward Duje Dukan played for Sacramento in the summer league and signed with the Kings on July 22. He spent most of the season in the NBA Development League, making his NBA debut in the regular-season finale for the Kings.

Uthoff may run into at least one familiar face out in Las Vegas -- Aaron White is expected to be there as well, playing with the Washington Wizards summer league team as he too tries to earn an NBA roster spot for next season.

Best of luck to Uthoff and White as they try to use the Summer League showcase to further their NBA dreams.