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DeMar DeRozan is a King

The six-time NBA All-Star DeMar DeRozan is finalizing a three-year, $76 million deal with the Sacramento Kings. This move marks the most significant free-agent acquisition for the Kings in Sacramento’s history. DeRozan’s signing follows a weekend trip to Sacramento, where he engaged in one-on-one conversations with various team personnel.

DeRozan, known for his scoring ability and veteran presence, will bring a wealth of experience to the young Kings. During his time with Chicago Bulls, he posted averages of 25.5 points, 5.1 assists, and 4.7 rebounds across 229 games. The California-native’s arrival is expected to have an immediate impact on the team’s performance and could be a key factor in their push for a playoff spot in the upcoming 2024/25 season.

The Kings, who finished 9th in the Western Conference last season, are looking to bolster their roster after failing to make the playoffs, losing to the New Orleans Pelicans in the play-in tournament. The addition of DeRozan is seen as a major step forward in their efforts to become a competitive force in the West.