After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Pepperdine head coach Marty Wilson announced through twitter that Brendan Lane would be playing for the Sacramento Kings summer league team.
— Marty Wilson (@MartyWilson4) June 27, 2014
Lane worked out for the Kings on June 2nd, Lane’s first NBA workout. Apparently, Lane showed something in his workout that warranted the Kings offering him a spot on their summer league roster.
The Kings participate in the Las Vegas summer league at the Thomas & Mack Center, the home arena of the UNLV Rebels. The showcase style mini-season takes place from July 11th to July 21st, with the first five days serve for seeding purposes, and a culminating tournament will take place in the final six. A team is guaranteed no less than five games in the NBA summer league.
For Lane, playing for the Sacramento Kings will carry a different significance for himself personally. Lane grew up in Rocklin, Calif. a city located in Northern California just north of Sacramento. For Lane to get an opportunity to land a roster on his hometown team is just frosting on the cake that is the summer league experience.
Since Lane projects to be more of a stretch-four at the NBA level, it might be tough for him to make the Kings roster as they have a lot of power forwards on board. Derrick Williams, Quincy Acy, Reggie Evans and Carl Landry are all on Sacramento’s depth chart at the four position, meaning Lane will have to play extremely well to beat one of those players out.