Sunday, July 03, 2005

Tien Lei invited to Sacramento Kings summer league team

Two-time SBL regular season MVP Tien Lei is among 17 players invited by the Sacramento Kings to participate in the 2005 Reebok Vegas Summer League (VSL) at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas. He is the second Taiwanese player invited to NBA summer league or pre-season training camp.

Chen Hsin-an was the first Taiwanese player to play in the NBA summer league or pre-season training camp when he played with the Kings in 2002 and the Nuggets in 2003. Both times he was cut.

The Kings’ summer league team will play five games in 10 days and will be joining 13 other NBA teams that will field teams in the Vegas Summer League.

Kings Summer League Roster
Kings Summer League Roster

Tien Lei and Chen Hsin-an have been in Sacramento for a couple weeks participating individual workout and practicing with local players. Chen is still under rehab for his knee injury and will probably go back to Taiwan earlier because all he can do is light practice.

Chen is expected to miss the NBA summer league and the William Jones Cup but will probably ready for the Asian Championship and the NBA preseason camp.