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Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox signing 5-year, $163M max extension

Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox signing 5-year, $163M max extension

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Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Star point guard De'Aaron Fox has agreed to a five-year maximum extension with the Sacramento Kings. League sources told ESPN and The Athletic on Friday that Fox's multiyear extension is worth at least $ 163 million. According to the outlets, the deal contains escalators that would allow him to reach the $ 195.6 million super max if he makes an All-NBA team and the league's salary cap climbs above $ 112 million. Advertisement The 22-year-old Fox will receive a total of $ 170 million in the deal for being named to the All-NBA Third Team, $ 183 million for a second-team selection and $ 196 million for a first-team selection. Fox, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of Kentucky, averaged a career-best 21.1 points to go with 6.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game ...
Sacramento Kings’ Harrison Barnes to decline option, enter free agency

Sacramento Kings’ Harrison Barnes to decline option, enter free agency

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June 18 (UPI) -- Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes is expected to decline his $ 25.1 million player option and become an unrestricted free agent, his agent, Jeff Schwartz, told ESPN on Tuesday. Barnes, 27, will enter free agency in the hopes of landing a long-term contract, according to his agent. The Kings are open to working out a long-term deal with Barnes, according to ESPN. While in the middle of a game against the Charlotte Hornets in February, the Dallas Mavericks traded Barnes to the Kings. The forward was exchanged for Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson. Before the trade, Barnes played two-plus seasons with Dallas (2016-19) after signing a $ 94 million deal following his departure from the Golden State Warriors. The veteran forward averaged 16.4 points per game between the ...
Vintage Vince Carter leads Sacramento Kings past Cleveland Cavaliers

Vintage Vince Carter leads Sacramento Kings past Cleveland Cavaliers

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Call it the Vince Carter Game. That's how Sacramento fans will remember his 24-point performance Wednesday in the Kings' improbable 109-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. It undoubtedly wasn't the first time the 40-year-old guard has taken over a game in his 19-year career -- but it was his first with the Kings. Carter, who missed the team's previous three games -- two by coach's decision and one as a result of rib pain -- received multiple standing ovations from the Golden 1 Center crowd. He finished 10 of 12 from the field and had big-time shots to answer almost every time Cleveland tried to cut into the lead. Carter had seven points and two key assists in the fourth quarter as Sacramento held off a Cavs team that took its first back-to-back losses since snapping a four-game skid on No...