Kings to offer small forward Barnes four-year contract
The Sacramento Kings intend to offer Harrison Barnes a four-year contract worth nearly $90 million once free agency begins Sunday evening, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.
Barnes was traded to the Kings by the Dallas Mavericks at the trade deadline in February and opted out of his contract on June 18.
He was due to earn $25.1 million next season. According to ESPN, Barnes and the Kings were expected to at least negotiate a new deal in free agency. (The Kings hold Barnes’ Bird rights.)
Barnes, 27, averaged a total of 16.4 points and 4.7 rebounds this past season for both the Kings and Mavericks.
"Even if they complete a deal with Barnes, the Kings should have significant cap room left over to address other positions, including center," Luke Adams of HoopsRumors wrote.