Trying to keep tabs on Jon Brockman’s prospects over the past few weeks. The man is looking at a real dawgfight as he tries to earn a contract and make the Kings’ roster.
Not surprisingly, he rebounded well during the NBA Summer League, but he didn’t make enough of an impression to warrant inclusion on any of those top Summer League player lists the national media enjoys creating so much. Maybe it was too much to think he would put himself in the driver’s seat for a roster spot this early on.
And then, some bummer news comes out earlier this week that the Kings have signed Sean May to add a (semi-) veteran presence to their frontcourt. The 6-9, 270-ish May means one less roster spot for Brockman to compete for. And, of course, it makes for a more crowded frontcourt in the event our man does make the team, figuratively and literally — Sean May circa 2009 looks like he ate 2005 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player Sean May.
He’ll have his chance at training camp, though, to prove he deserves his spot. And, if we know our man, he’ll find some way to get ‘er done. Jon Brockman always does.