The Sacramento Kings have leveraged their position as one of the only remaining teams with meaningful cap space to lure yet another free agent away from a prior commitment.
Hours after Sacramento reportedly inked free agent guard Yogi Ferrell for two years and $6.2 million hours after he spurned a reported deal with the Dallas Mavericks, the Kings landed forward Nemanja Bjelica, agreeing to terms on a three-year, $20.5M deal on Friday evening, according to Yahoo Sports.
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Bjelica had previously committed to sign a one-year, $4.4 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers before backing out because of family, professional and personal concerns, per the Yahoo report.
According to Yahoo, the third season of Bjelica’s deal is non-guaranteed.
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It was initially reported that Bjelica was exploring options of returning to play in Europe after reconsidering his 76ers agreement, but he eventually found a bigger payday and longer deal to remain in the NBA, and he told Yahoo that Kings general manager Vlade Divac was a huge reason why he changed course.
“I spent a lot of time talking with Vlade and as an icon in our country, he has...
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