SACRAMENTO — Former UC Irvine star Johnny Rogers was cut by the Sacramento Kings Tuesday as the National Basketball Assn. team reduced its roster to 12 players.
The careers of Rogers and rookie power forward Joe Arlauckas rode on the Kings' last preseason cut, and it was Arlauckas who came to an annual tip-off lunch Tuesday.
King Coach Bill Russell went straight from the luncheon to Rogers' hotel room to give the waived player some career advice, said Joe Axelson, team president and general manager.
"John is not a complete player," Axelson said. "He's a specialist. He needs to work on two or three more things."