J.J. Hickson only King expected to play in Vegas “Competitive Training Series”

Updated 2:00 pm with some new info from ProBasketball Talk.

According to both Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld and Phoenix Suns swingman Jared Dudley, via a report from Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic, J.J. Hickson appears to be the only King participating in Impact Basketball’s two-week long “Competitive Training Series”.  Here is an updated list of players expected to play.

Stephen Curry

Chauncey Billups

Al Harrington

John Wall

Zach Randolph

Stephen Jackson

Tayshaun Prince

Jermaine O’Neal

Austin Daye

DeMar DeRozan

Kyle Lowry

Eric Maynor

Rudy Gay

DeAndre Jordan

Mo Williams

Jared Dudley

Mareese Speights

Dahntay Jones

Courtney Lee

Chase Budinger

Omri Casppi

C.J. Watson

Ryan Gomes

James Anderson

Avery Bradley

Melvin Ely

Armon Johnson

Shawne Williams

Iman Shumpert

Kawhi Leonard

Jimmy Butler

Jordan Williams

Malcolm Lee

Josh Selby

Trey Thompkins

Travis Leslie

Shelvin Mack

Bonzi Wells

Jamaal Tinsley

Hakim Warrick

Damon Jones

Aaron Brooks

As far as any other Kings entertaining the possibility of participating, you can count Jason Thompson out.  His publicist told Cowbell Kingdom that the power forward has no plans of playing in the Impact CTS.  SI’s Sam Amick expressed similar sentiment that non-Impact players would take part in the Las Vegas based-contests.

The confirmed rosters are expected to be released tomorrow on Impact Basketball’s website.


Jonathan Santiago
Jonathan Santiago serves Cowbell Kingdom as senior editor specializing in writing, podcasting and video production. He also handles the majority of CK’s day-to-day beat coverage of the Kings.

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