Pietrus didn’t play in the NBA last season.
According to Shams Charania of RealGM, the Sacramento Kings worked out veteran forward Michael Pietrus earlier this week. Pietrus hopes that Sacramento is one of many teams he’ll get to workout for as he looks to make a return to the NBA.
The Kings worked out free agent forward Mickael Pietrus this week in Sacramento, league sources tell RealGM. Pietrus is on workout trail.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 18, 2014
Pietrus last played for the Toronto Raptors in 2012-13. He appeared in 19 games with Toronto, averaging 5.3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. Pietrus is recognized league wide as a pretty solid defender with respectable three-point shooting ability and valuable postseason experience.
Pietrus was a key member of the 2008-2009 Orlando Magic, a team that surprised everyone by making it to the NBA Finals. During that playoff run, he spent an extensive amount of time guarding both LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.
In addition to Orlando and Toronto, Pietrus has played for the Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics.
Michael Pietrus averages 8.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game for his career.