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Kings To Sign Arron Afflalo

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5:12pm: The second year is only partially guaranteed for $1.5MM, Sam Amick of USA Today reports (Twitter link).

2:02pm: The Kings and unrestricted free agent shooting guard Arron Afflalo have agreed to a deal that will land him in Sacramento, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports (Twitter link). It’s going to be a two-year, $25MM pact for Afflalo, Wojnarowski adds.

There wasn’t much chatter attached to Afflalo prior to this deal coming together. The veteran opted out of his contract with the Knicks and the $8MM he was slated to earn in 2016/17, and the move has paid off with Afflalo increasing his annual salary to $12.5MM courtesy of Sacramento. One would assume he is joining the Kings as a starter, given his reported disdain for the reserve role the Knicks placed him in last season. Though, a $4.5MM per season raise may make coming off the bench more palatable, if that is to be his role.

Afflalo appeared in 71 games for the Knicks in 2015/16 and averaged 12.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 33.4 minutes per outing. He shot .443/.382/.840 from the field on the campaign.

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10 thoughts on “Kings To Sign Arron Afflalo

  1. This looks like one of the more reasonable signings

    • Brandon

      True. Not a terrible amount of money and it’s only 2 years. Not necessarily an assist guy though. But hey, better than not having a starting pg.

      • ryan1017

        Afflalo plays shooting guard

  2. Z.....

    2nd year in a row where I’m left not understanding how Afflalo didnt get more. $12.5 per for 2 years is all he gets, to go to Sacramento?! With what we’ve seen elsewhere? What? Steal for them in my opinion

  3. I like the partial guarantee for the 2nd season, which basically means he’s playing on a 1 year deal. If he doesn’t play well this season, we either cut him and pay him the $1.5 mil he’s owed or we send him to a team trying to clear cap space and get something in return.

  4. kylewait89

    This is the kind of signing they needed. A guy who can play on both ends and not need to be a focal point. Now if they make no more signings outside of trying to retain Seth Curry, I don’t think fellow Kings fans can complain.

    I would still love to land Allan Crabbe but if they can’t because the Blazers claim they will match any offer, I can be okay with it. Wouldn’t mind if they moved Koufos but the Afflalo signing is one of the less outrageous contracts and it could result in some real on the court production as well as a raise in win total.

  5. CursedRangers

    Finally a reasonable signing (from a salary standpoint)

  6. davidwm74

    I don’t see it he was hard to watch last year as a Knicks fan. He was one half of the worst defensive backcourt in nba

    • Z.....

      not his fault you had Calderon and Vujecic in the backcourt. Afflalo is a 2 way player. Probably not as good as he used to be defensively, but you cant blame that issue on him

  7. davidwm74

    He was with Calderon not close to a two way player and was a horrible signing for Knicks. He can’t move on defense.

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