Ex-USC Forward David Bluthenthal Signs With Sacramento Kings
Aug. 10, 2004
Former USC forward David Bluthenthal signed a contract with the Sacramento Kings, President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie announced today (Aug. 10). Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.Bluthenthal, a 6-7, 220-pound free agent rookie, played for Maccabi Tel-Aviv of the Euroleague this past season (2003-04), averaging 6.1 points and 1.3 rebounds in 17 games. He also played for Maccabi Tel-Aviv during the 2002-03 campaign.Bluthenthal's NBA experience includes playing for summer league teams for the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors at the Southern California Summer Pro League in 2002 and 2003, respectively. Most recently, he averaged 16.3 points (.433 FG%, .444 3FG%, .889 FT%), 4.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.0 steals in seven games (started five) for the Kings at the SPL this summer. He led Sacramento in total points (114), three-point field goals made (12) and steals (14).Finishing his college career ranked third on USC's all-time three-point field goals made list (171), Bluthenthal also ranked 12th all-time in points scored (1,313) and sixth in steals (116). His coach at USC was Henry Bibby, father of current Kings' guard Mike Bibby.