At the Kings’ first predraft workout June 2, some of the team’s executives were intrigued by Oregon State forward Eric Moreland. Moreland was an active player for the Beavers, averaging at least 10 rebounds and two blocked shots in his last two seasons. He declared for the NBA draft after his junior year but wasn’t chosen. The Kings have been looking for athletic big men, and with a payroll that is close to luxury tax status, they must be resourceful in filling holes on the roster. So it was no surprise the Kings invited the 6-foot-10, 218-pound Moreland to join their NBA Summer League team, and he’s been all the Kings have expected. Moreland had six points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in Sunday’s 74-62 semifinal win over Washington at Thomas & Mack Center. The Kings (5-1) face Houston (5-2) for the tournament title today at 6 p.m..
Kings take a long look at Eric Moreland
Sacramento Bee | Jul 21