SACRAMENTO KINGS

Sacramento Kings to acquire DeMar DeRozan in sign & trade deal

Jul 6, 2024, 7:20 PM | Updated: 7:43 pm

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DECEMBER 14: DeMar DeRozan #11 of the Chicago Bulls celebrates a three pointer ...

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At long last, the Sacramento Kings have taken a big swing on the free agent market.

According to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania, the Kings are in agreement with free-agent forward DeMar DeRozan on a sign-and-trade deal that will bring the six-time All-Star to Sacramento.

DeRozan’s deal will pay him $74 million over three years, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The third year of the deal is partially guaranteed.

The Chicago Bulls will be sending DeRozan to the Kings in a three-team deal that will see Harrison Barnes go to the San Antonio Spurs and Chris Duarte to the Bulls.

Chicago will also receive two second-round picks in the deal.

More on DeMar DeRozan

DeRozan has been one of the NBA’s top scorers over the past decade, averaging 23.5 points per game since the start of the 2013-14 season. The 6’6 wing is coming off an impressive 2023-24 campaign that saw him average 24.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 1.1 steals per game on 48/33/85 shooting splits.

The veteran is a gifted scorer in the mid-range, knocking down nearly 50 percent of his jumpers from 10-to-16 feet. DeRozan is also reliable in crunch time, posting top-three finishes in Clutch Player of the Year voting over the past two seasons.

Getting to the foul line is an art form for DeRozan, as the newest member of the Kings ranked second among all NBA leaders in made free throws, third in attempts, and fifth in attempts per game (7.7).

DeRozan is one of 15 NBA players to average 25+ points and 5+ assists per game over the past three seasons–joining potential future teammate De’Aaron Fox–while ranking fifth in Win Shares among the talented group.

Adding DeRozan’s scoring and playmaking abilities to Sacramento’s core is a clear upgrade for a roster that has been in need of a facelift.

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When is the next NBA off-season date of interest?

The 2024 California Classic is here!

Sacramento will have two teams–one that will play at Golden 1 Center and another that will travel to Chase Center in San Francisco–as games will take place starting Saturday, July 6th.

Keon Ellis and Colby Jones will lead the Kings into action on Saturday night at 7:00 pm PDT against the Chinese National Team.

Sactown Sports 1140 will have all of your Sacramento Kings coverage for the California Classic, Summer League, free agency, and much more!

Sacramento Kings 2024 Summer Schedule

California Classic | Golden 1 Center | Sacramento, CA

  • Saturday, July 6th – vs. Chinese National Team – 7:30 PM PDT
  • Sunday, July 7th – vs. San Antonio Spurs – 7:00 PM PDT
  • Tuesday, July 9th – vs. Charlotte Hornets – 7:00 PM PDT

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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