Kings' Fredette to play in Utah showcases

Kings' Fredette to play in Utah showcases
August 23, 2011, 11:38 pm
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Aug. 23, 2011

Kurt Helin

Few players are as screwed by this NBA lockout as the first round picks of the recent draft. They know where they will play next season, but this summer they get none of the NBA coaching, no summer league, no NBA facilities in which to workout and practice. They dont even know how much they will make whenever they start getting paychecks (and unlike veterans they have no NBA savings to fall back on for living expenses).

Most are just working out in a variety of locations and waiting it out. Most first round picks are not headed to Europe because they risk their guaranteed NBA deal if they got injured (playing for a lot less money).