NBA free agency is here, and the Sacramento Kings have already made a few moves. The Kings added Arron Afflalo and Anthony Tolliver, but haven't made any signings or trades quite yet. The rumor mill is buzzing with meetings and potential signings, and we're here to get you caught up on what's happened so far. Here are all the latest Kings rumors and news you need to know.
Kings Out On Rondo?
It seems the Kings won't be brining back Rajon Rondo to be their point guard next season.
Kings, moving on from Rajon Rondo, are comfortable with Darren Collison as their starter next season, I’m told. Will look for backup PG.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 3, 2016
Collison is facing domestic violence charges, so the Kings need to get a quality backup in the event he winds up in jail or suspended by the NBA. It's unclear who they are targeting.
Potential Rudy Gay Trade?
The Indiana Pacers already swung trades for Jeff Teague and Thaddeus Young, but they aren't done trying to make moves. They're reportedly trying to land Rudy Gay from the Kings.
ESPN sources say Sacramento and Indiana have had recent trade discussions involving Kings F Rudy Gay potentially sending him to the Pacers— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 2, 2016
The Kings reportedly want Monta Ellis, while the Pacers want to give up another player instead.
Sacramento still has interest in Monta Ellis -- its top free-agent target last summer -- but Indy is said to prefer dealing Rodney Stuckey.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 2, 2016
However, after confirming Stein's report, Sam Amick of the USA Today reports the Kings actually don't want Ellis or Stuckey. With Amick and Stein presenting conflicting reports, it's tough to determine how much legitimacy a Gay-to-Pacers trade has.
The Kings signed Afflalo to a two-year deal worth $25 million and Anthony Tolliver to a two-year, $16 million deal. But those deals might not be as expensive as they seem.
Confirming earlier reports, Kings agree to deals with Arron Afflalo & Anthony Toliver on 2-year deals. Team option for second year on both.— James Ham (@James_Ham) July 2, 2016
Using a team option allows the Kings to bail if either Afflalo or Tolliver struggle. It's a smart move by Sacramento.Back to the Sacramento Kings Newsfeed