After just one season with the team, the Sacramento Kings are reportedly releasing veteran guard Arron Afflalo.
The Sacramento Kings are releasing guard Arron Afflalo, league sources say. Afflalo had contract guarantee trigger today.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 23, 2017
The move comes a day after Sacramento added three first-round picks to its roster, including fellow wing Justin Jackson from North Carolina.
Considering Sacramento is going with a full-scale rebuild, this move makes perfect sense. Afflalo wasn’t much of a fit in his only season in California’s capital city. He averaged 8.4 points in less than 26 minutes of action.
Afflalo, 31, signed a two-year, $25 million deal with Sacramento last summer. He’s still a potentially valuable contributor for a contending team, especially considering the UCLA product’s defensive ability.
Now that he’s set to become a free agent, we would not be shocked if teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs showed interest.