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Kings’ Eric Moreland out for season

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SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 13: Eric Moreland #25 of the Sacramento Kings shoots the ball against Josh Smith #6 of the Detroit Pistons at Sleep Train Arena on December 13, 2014 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Who leads the NBA in PER this season?

It’s not Russell Westbrook (32.4) or Anthony Davis (32.0).

Eric Moreland tops the list at 41.6.

Of course, that’s trivia, not analysis. The Kings rookie has played just two minutes in three games.

Unfortunately, we won’t get to see what the shot-blocking specialist can do over a larger sample.

Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders:

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The injury is actually good news financially for Moreland.

Prior, he had just $200,000 of his $507,336 salary guaranteed, and he’d already earned $199,950 by staying on the roster this long. Now, as a result of the injury, the full salary is guaranteed.

The final two years of his deal remain unguaranteed, so Moreland will have to prove himself during the offseason and preseason for Sacramento to bring him back. But at least he’ll be around the rest of this year, which was no guarantee until now.