Well that escalated quickly. It was reported just this morning that the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles point guard Darren Collison were working on negotiating a deal.
The Sacramento Kings and Darren Collison are in discussions on a deal, sources tell HoopsHype. http://t.co/p8KojyRpwJ
— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) July 3, 2014
Confirmed @hoopshype report regarding Kings and Darren Collison discussing a deal.He backed up Chris Paul last season.
— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) July 3, 2014
Less than a few hours later, a deal had been agreed upon. According to multiple reports it is a three-year deal worth $16 million.
Free agent guard Darren Collison agrees to 3 year, $16 milion deal with Sacramento, sources, leaving the Clippers.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 3, 2014
Kings agree to terms on three year $16 million contract with Clippers free agent PG Darren Collison, source said.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 3, 2014
Darren Collison is about to agree to a three-year deal with @SacramentoKings … Full mid-level deal, guaranteed.
— Sean Deveney (@SeanDeveney) July 3, 2014
Last season with the Clippers Collison played in 80 games, averaging 25.9 minutes, 11.4 points, 3.7 assits and 2.4 rebounds. Those numbers all dipped in the playoffs. He’ll average roughly $5.3 million a season in Northern California, and the Kings get a point guard and fill a desperate need for a true point guard.
He spent the last season under point guard Chris Paul, so it will be interesting to see if there was any influence on him that will be carried over into the Kings.
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