The Sacramento Kings are waiving Deonte Burton and Chance Comanche according to a report from James Ham. Ham notes that both would join the Stockton Kings after clearing waivers.
According to a league source, the Sacramento Kings have waived both Chance Comanche and Deonte Burton. If they clear waivers, both will join the Stockton Kings. Roster now stands at 18.
— James Ham (@James_HamNBA) October 12, 2023
These cuts aren’t surprising at all, as the Kings core was pretty well established well before training camp. The Kings used their extra roster spots to bring in guys with the intention of having them end up in Stockton. When the roster doesn’t have a lot of glaring holes and has a set rotation, this is a reasonable and smart way to use the extra training camp spots.
This move brings the roster to 18, including three players on Two-Way contracts. This is the first year teams are allowed to carry a third player on a Two-Way. The last remaining bit of intrigue is whether the Kings will keep Jaylen Nowell on the roster. The Kings do not need to cut any additional players, so Nowell could be on the opening day roster, or the Kings could waive him and enter the season with an open roster spot.