Today, the Sacramento Kings added point guard George Hill and power forward Zach Randolph to the fold.
Now, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical, Hill will receive a three-year deal worth $57MM and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that Randolph will get a two-year deal worth $24MM.
Hill will be the starting point guard after having a limited but successful 2016-2017 campaign by appearing in 49 games in limited starter minutes. He averaged a career high 16.9 points per game and provided solid defensive play and shot over 40% from downtown for a second straight season.
In addition, adding Hill gives the team more time to let 2017 first-round pick De’Aaron Fox develop into the player they want him to be. Expect Fox to steal some of Hill’s minutes over time during the course of the season.
Furthermore, Zach Randolph could be the team’s sixth man, but I expect Randolph to start as he can stretch the floor unlike Skal Labissierre.
Finally, Randolph saw his minutes decline this past season, but he still produced off the Grizzlies bench. He averaged 14.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. He adds a great amount of toughness to the Kings frontcourt, which head coach Dave Joerger likes, plus Joerger was Randolph’s coach from 2013-2016.