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A person familiar with the decision says the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a $21.3 million, four-year deal with free agent center Chuck Hayes.
The agreement Friday came on the first day players are officially allowed to sign contracts and most teams opened training camp. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn't been officially completed.
Hayes spent his first six seasons with the Houston Rockets, playing mostly in a reserve role. He is averaging 3.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 17 minutes per game over his career.
Hayes attended high school in nearby Modesto, Calif. He has played power forward and center in the NBA.
Sacramento will begin training camp Saturday. The deal was first reported by Yahoo Sports.
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The Sacramento Kings have offered a four-year contract valued at $20 million to Houston Rockets free agent Chuck Hayes, according to a team source.
The under-the-cap Kings, according to the source, are optimistic Hayes will accept the deal, which would pay the 6-foot-6 forward in the mid-level exception ballpark of $5 million annually.
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The Sacramento Kings have re-signed shooting guard Marcus Thornton, bolstering an already strong backcourt that will include Tyreke Evans and rookie Jimmer Fredette.
The team announced the signing Friday.
A person familiar with the decision says the deal is worth at least $31 million over four years. Thornton averaged 21.3 points in 23 games for the Kings after being acquired in...
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"It's funny," Scola said Friday. "At some point, yesterday was kind of funny."
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Marquis Daniels is back in green. The Celtics announced that they have signed the 30-year-old guard/forward, which will help bolster their bench. The 6-foot-6 Daniels has averaged 8.6 points per game in 22.5 minutes per game over the course of his career. He played with the C's last season and the season before, although the team traded him to the Sacramento Kings in February...
From ESPN.com news services:
Guard Marcus Thornton has re-signed with the Sacramento Kings, according to his agent, Tony Dutt.
A source with knowledge of the deal told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard the deal is for $40 million over five years.
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