Report: Kings to keep Barnes, add Dedmon, Ariza
NBA.com Global on Jul 01, 2019 08:01 AM
FILE - SACRAMENTO, CA - APRIL 7: Harrison Barnes #40 of the Sacramento Kings dunks the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans on April 7, 2019 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA.com staff report
Per The Athletic's Sam Amick, the Kings will re-sign Harrison Barnes (four years, $85 million) while adding Dewayne Dedmon (three years, $40 million).
Some Kings news...— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) June 30, 2019
Source tells @TheAthletic that Sacramento will finalize a four-year, $85 million deal with Harrison Barnes today. The deal declines annually, accounting for just 14% of the cap in the fourth year.
The Kings are also expected to come to quick terms with Dewayne Dedmon on a three-year, $40 million deal when free agency formally opens. That deal has a partial guarantee in the third year.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) June 30, 2019
Barnes averaged 14.3 points in 28 games with the Kings after his trade from the Dallas Mavericks, while Dedmon averaged 10.8 points and 7.5 rebounds with the Hawks.
In addition, veteran swingman Trevor Ariza is reportedly set to move from Washington D.C. to Sacramento.
Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that the veteran swingman will join the Kings on a two-year, $25 million contract. The 34-year-old forward averaged 14.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 43 games with the Wizards after being traded from Phoenix in the middle of last season.