After trading away Marco Belinelli before June's draft, the Sacramento Kings were rumored to be pursuing Dion Waiters to replace him. But according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Kings have went another route and agreed to sign Arron Afflalo to a two-year, $25 million deal.
Afflalo spent all of last season with the New York Knicks, where he averaged 12.8 points while shooting 44.3 percent and 38.2 percent from three. His scoring average has been trending downward since he averaged 18.2 points for the Orlando Magic in 2013-'14, but Afflalo is still a solid shooter and should be a nice fit in Sacramento either in a starting role or off the bench. Afflalo is also a fine defender who, if he buys in, should help shore up Sacramento's team defense, which should be totally revamped next season under new coach Dave Joerger.
This a fine move by the Kings. Getting Afflalo on a two-year deal isn't that big a risk as it gives them some flexibility in the future. It is a nice, reasonable move which hasn't been the norm for the Kings in the past. Perhaps things are finally changing in Sacramento.