Former Tennessee forward Wayne Chism will decline the Sacramento Kings invitation to fall training camp and sign with a pro team in Turkey.
Jared Karnes, a local attorney who represents Chism, said the situation with the Kings has changed since Chism’s successful summer league run with the team.
“The Kings signed veteran NBA swingman Antoine Wright and Pooh Jeter (on Friday),” Karnes said. “Before those signings, Wayne was strongly considering taking advantage of the Kings’ open roster spots.”
Chism’s six-figure deal with Antalya of the Turkish Basketball League is guaranteed.
The Kings had offered Chism some money to compete in their training camp, but not a significant amount and a roster spot was not guaranteed.
Chism will leave for Turkey in mid-August.
“He is expected to make an immediate impact,” Karnes said “The NBA is still a goal.”