Bullets send out minicamp invitations

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Eleven players, including five with NBA experience, have been invited to Washington Bullets minicamp at Shepherd College on Oct. 5, three days before the veterans are due to report.

Optimistically, the Bullets public relations staff listed the team's two draft choices -- forward Tom Gugliotta of North Carolina State, who was the sixth player chosen overall, and guard Brent Price of Oklahoma -- among the list of participants. The two players, represented by Richard Howell remain unsigned, with Gugliotta still entertaining offers from Barcelona, Spain; Trieste, Italy; and Athens, Greece.

A source close to Gugliotta said the All-Atlantic Coast Conference forward will likely make a decision before the end of LTC September or "the European market could evaporate."

The source also said that all three European offers are more lucrative over the first two years than the Bullets' original five-year package worth a total of $10.7 million.

Among the free agents planning to attend camp is forward Pat Cummings, an 11-year NBA veteran who enjoyed a number of productive seasons in Dallas and New York.

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