Kings Close To Signing Andrea Bargnani

JULY 12TH, 2:45pm: The Kings are finalizing the signing today, tweets Marc Stein of ESPN.

JULY 11TH, 8:53pm: The Kings are in “advanced discussions” with former Knick Andrea Bargnani, and the two sides are getting close to a deal, tweets Marc Stein of ESPN. The nine-year veteran was the overall number one pick in the 2006 NBA draft. He spent seven years in Toronto before being traded to New York in 2013.

Bargnani earlier indicated that he was considering several options in free agency, including signing with a team in Europe. The Knicks were reportedly interested in keeping him, but only on a minimum-salary deal.

Bargnani earned $10.75MM and $11.5MM during his two seasons in New York. His production with the Knicks never matched his salary, as he appeared in just 71 games during his time there, averaging 13.9 points and 4.9 rebounds.

The Kings are in the market for frontcourt help after this week’s trade that sent Carl Landry and Tristan Thompson to the Sixers along with Nik Stauskas. The move helped Sacramento clear enough cap room to sign Rajon Rondo. Bargnani may fit into the team’s remaining salary cap room or he could have to accept a minimum deal, tweets former NBA Executive Bobby Marks.

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7 thoughts on “Kings Close To Signing Andrea Bargnani

  1. Chuck Myron

    This is quite a menagerie the Kings are putting together this summer. Rondo, Belinelli, Caron Butler, Koufos and now maybe Bargnani. Divac clearly wants vets.

    • TheVladfather

      Absolutely. As a Kings fan this is what I’ve been saying our team has needed all along: A solid PF or C that can defend alongside DMC and a few veterans with playoff experience to help guide the team. We have a lot of young talent and now we have some experience to round us out. I’ll be happy with a .500 record next season though.

    • MoneyMike733

      I noticed that as well lol…maybe its because he has been more of the focus lately with his contract situation

    • Arthur Hill

      Yes, it was a move to clear cap space to help them sign Rondo. Do you think it was worth it?

      • MoneyMike733

        Tristan Thompson is still a free agent trying to resign with the Cavs now Jason Thompson is who was involved in the trade from the Kings to the 76ers

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