Kings To Sign Matt Barnes

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Free agent forward Matt Barnes will sign with the Kings, tweets Marc Stein of ESPN.com. The deal is for $12MM over two seasons, with a player option on the second year, according to James Ham of CSNCalifornia (Twitter link). Sacramento rescinded its qualifying offer to Seth Curry earlier in the day to create room for Barnes.

Barnes, who spent one year in Sacramento during the 2004/05 season, played for the Grizzlies last year, averaging 10.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in 76 games. He earned $3,542,500 during his lone season in Memphis.

It’s uncertain how the signing will affect the Kings’ plan for Rudy Gay, who is rumored to be the subject of trade talks with the Pacers. Sacramento gave up another wing player on draft night when it traded Marco Belinelli to the Hornets.

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formerlyz
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formerlyz
2 months 27 days ago

Well, that answers that lol

Traveler
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Traveler
2 months 27 days ago

Wow, Kings really like adding volatile players to the team…

formerlyz
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formerlyz
2 months 27 days ago

They got him for $6 million per for 2 years. Thats pretty good in this market. More low cost additions, though tough to see them lose Curry, even with the addition of Temple

CrazyB
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CrazyB
2 months 27 days ago

They’ve been getting decent players without spending a ton of cash this off-season. Short contracts. I can’t complain too much….right now.

padam
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padam
2 months 27 days ago

Cousins, Barnes….gotta love the chemistry.

KnicksCavsFan
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KnicksCavsFan
2 months 26 days ago

Ohhhh…..the tech foul whistles will be chirping in Sac-town.

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