Jeff Foster, a first-round draft pick acquired in a trade from the Warriors, signed with the Pacers yesterday.
Terms of the agreement were dictated largely by the collective bargaining agreement and weren't disclosed by the team.
Foster, a 6-foot-11, 232-pound forward-center from Southwest Texas, was the 21st player picked in last month's draft. He was traded to Indiana for Vonteego Cummings, the No. 26 overall pick by the Pacers, and a future first-round choice.
"I'm excited to have this done, especially because it allows me to participate in the upcoming rookie-free agent camp," said Foster, who averaged 14.2 points per game as a senior and was third in the nation in rebounding at 11.3 per game.
Camp is scheduled July 23-25 and the Pacers then head to Boston for a summer league hosted by the Celtics July 26 to Aug. 1.
Foster will likely have a chance for playing time early. The Pacers dealt six-year veteran Antonio Davis to Toronto last month. However, because of salary cap restrictions, the trade can't officially be announced until Aug. 1, when next season's cap is calculated.
In exchange for Davis, the Pacers will obtain Jonathan Bender, a 6-11 prep center from Picayune, Miss. He was the fifth overall pick in the draft.
RE-SIGNED: The Kings re-signed five members of their basketball staff, including Hall of Fame assistant Pete Carril.
Besides Carril, former coach at Princeton University, assistant vice president of basketball operations Wayne Cooper, director of scouting Scotty Stirling, trainer Pete Youngman and scout Keith Drum also signed multiyear contracts.
"We are reinvesting in the people who have and will continue to make the Sacramento Kings successful," said Geoff Petrie, vice president of basketball operations, who played for Carril at Princeton from 1968 to '70.
Coach Rick Adelman and assistants John Wetzel and Byron Scott signed contracts before last season that include the 1999-2000 campaign.