From Marc Stein: Kings To Sign Garrett Temple For 10 Days

From Marc Stein on TrueHoop:

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.

To be honest, I watched this guy the other night and spent the majority of the time trying to figure out what his first name was before the Rockets’ announcers said it. He seemed competent with the ball. He took a shot but I can’t remember if he made it or missed it. So let’s go to someone much more adept at answering a question like, “what does Garrett Temple do well on a basketball court?” This is from Ridiculous Upside from back in February when the Rockets signed Temple to a 10-day contract:

Temple was described as a do-it-all, defensive stopper during his four seasons as an LSU Tiger, never scoring very well, but he finished his college career as the only player in school history in the top 10 in career assists, steals and blocked shots.

For the Vipers, he’s taken more of a scoring role, potentially being one of the better isolation players in the D-League – his typical gameplan seems to be get the ball, use his first step to get the defender off balance, pretend like he’s going to drive the lane and drop a 17-foot jumper.  In last night’s nationally televised VERSUS game, Temple hit 6-of-11 from the field, including 3-of-5 from 3-point land, to finish 16 points, six boards and five assists in 36 minutes of action.

Sounds good to me. Welcome aboard, Garrett.


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