SACRAMENTO -- After courting Dion Waiters and calling on Courtney Lee, the Sacramento Kings finally landed their first free agent commitment of the summer.
Guard Arron Afflalo has agreed to a two-year deal with the Kings estimated at $25 million, according to multiple reports.
Afflalo, 30, spent last season with the Knicks, playing in 71 games for New York, including 57 starts. He posted a solid 12.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 33.4 minutes a night.
The veteran wing will slide right into the starting shooting guard spot for the Kings and provide veteran leadership and long range shooting. He shot 38.2 percent from 3-point land last season and is a 38.5 percent shooter from distance during his nine-year career.
The two-year deal allows the Kings time to assess rookie Malachi Richardson and lands them a starting caliber shooting guard while they wait for Bogdan Bogdanovic to come over from Europe next summer.
With this signing, the Kings still have more than $20 million in cap space to spend. And they have one less major hole in their lineup to fill.
Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical was first with the story.
Arron Afflalo has agreed to a two-year, $25M deal with the Kings, league source tells @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 2, 2016
Can confirm Arron Afflalo to the Kings on a two-year, $25 million deal. Nice pickup by Vlade. Vertical first.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 2, 2016