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The Sacramento Kings recently worked out Royce White and will likely sign him to a 10-day deal.
White was drafted 16th overall by the Houston Rockets, but he struggled to adjust to life in the NBA. White has a well-chronicled anxiety disorder.
White would presumably be available for when the Kings have a game at the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, followed by home games against the Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans. The Kings then go on a seven-game East Coast road trip.
White could also be assigned to the Kings' D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns.
The Washington Wizards have signed Drew Gooden to a 10-day contract.
“We will rely on all of our frontcourt players to step up and contribute as we go through this stretch without Nene,” said Grunfeld. “Signing Drew gives us size, shooting ability and experience to add to that mix.”
Gooden (6-10, 230) has played 11 seasons with Memphis, Orlando, Cleveland, Chicago, Sacramento, San Antonio, Dallas, the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee, appearing in 687 career regular season games (493 starts) while averaging 11.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 27.0 minutes per contest.
Gooden will wear No. 90 for the Wizards.
"I got 90," said Gooden to Michael Lee of the Washington Post. "They said I got to let 0 cool off for a second."
Gilbert Arenas wore No. 0 for the Wizards, but was traded to the Orlando Magic in 2010.