NBA News: 2017 Free Agency Helps Sacramento Kings Speed up Rebuilding Process

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 07/05/17 04:44AM EDT
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The Sacramento Kings just quickened their rebuilding after agreeing to deals with Zach Randolph and George Hill. (Photo : YouTube/ NBA)

In NBA news, the 2017 free agency is being used by the Sacramento Kings to their advantage. Sacramento added two veterans recently who are likely to help the team significantly as it rebuilds. 

On Tuesday, the Kings reached deals with Zach Randolph and George Hill. Bleacher Report included in one of its reports a tweet from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski discussing Randolph's contract. The power forward said yes to a two-year pact that will earn him $24 million. 

A different story, but also from Bleacher Report, shared the information about Hill. Shams Charania broke the news via Twitter and said the point guard agreed to a three-year contract worth $57 million. 

Randolph and Hill's addition this free agency is huge for Sacramento, which is trying to build a competitive unit sans DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings are still moving on from their longtime franchise center who got traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in February. 

Before Randolph decided to head to Sacramento, he played eight seasons for the Memphis Grizzlies. He was a star for the franchise, but last season his role diminished. The 35-year-old, who was a starter for the majority of his career, became a player coming off the bench. He remained efficient, although the new job affected his numbers, especially on offense. 

Ahead of Randolph's agreement with the Kings, he got linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier in free agency. However, the talks died down, and nothing happened. 

Hill, on the other hand, spent last season with the Utah Jazz. He thrived in Utah and was hoping to stay there, but the Jazz had other plans as they completed a trade for Ricky Rubio. 

The Kings getting Hill may be a little bit surprising. In the past few days, it looked like he was close to joining the Los Angeles Lakers who are searching for a veteran that will mentor Lonzo Ball. 



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