Harrison Barnes re-signs with Sacramento Kings
July 8, 2019
1:54 p.m. ET
The Sacramento Kings today officially re-signed free agent forward Harrison Barnes.
Per multiple reports on the contract, Harrison's deal with the Kings is for four-years, $85 million.
According to the Sacramento Bee, "re-signing Barnes, 27, was the team’s top offseason priority after he declined a $25.1-million player option for next season in order to become an unrestricted free agent. The two sides ultimately agreed on a four-year, $85-million agreement that declines annually to account for just 14 percent of the salary cap in the final year, a league source said."
Barnes played 28 games for the Kings in 2018-19, and put up modest stats: 14.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 33.9 minutes per game. That's fairly similar to his NBA career average of 13.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 30.7 minutes per game, playing for Kings, Warriors and Mavericks.
“Harrison Barnes is a player who can score, who plays a position of need, somebody we’re looking to have a long future (with),” said Kings general manager Vlade Divac in February, according to the Bee.
As a member of Team USA, Barnes was also a 2016 Gold Medalist at the Rio Olympics.
Drafted 7th overall by the Warriors in 2012, Barnes made the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team.
He played college hoops at North Carolina.
The Kings finished last season with a 39-43 record, placing them 9th in the Western conference, though they won nine fewer games than the 8-seed Clippers and 7-seed Spurs and were firmly out of the playoff race. They were led in scoring by shooting guard Buddy Hield at 20.7 ppg, point guard De'Aaron Fox at 17.3 ppg, powe forward Marvin Bagley III at 14.9 ppg, Barnes at 14.3 ppg, and shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic at 14.1 ppg.