Arron Afflalo Reportedly Released by Sacramento Kings After 1 Season with Team

One day after adding four players in the 2017 NBA draft, the Sacramento Kings will reportedly release veteran guard Arron Afflalo

Shams Charania of The Vertical reported the Kings intend to release Afflalo, adding he has a contract guarantee that would kick in on Friday.

Afflalo signed a two-year, $25 million deal with the Kings last offseason. He was due to make $12.5 million in base salary next season, with $1.5 million guaranteed if he remained on the roster after June 23, per Spotrac

His brief stint with the team was a memorable one, with KHTK’s Carmichael Dave reporting in December that Afflalo refused to enter a game against the Houston Rockets

The 31-year-old Afflalo did appear in 61 games for the Kings last season and shot 41.1 percent from three-point range. 

After selecting De’Aaron Fox, Justin Jackson, Harry Giles and Frank Mason in Thursday’s draft, the Kings will build around their young talent. That makes an aging veteran like Afflalo expendable, while also allowing him to find a better fit when free agency begins in July. 

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from Bleacher Report – NBA


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