2014 NBA Free Agency: Sacramento Kings Agree To Terms With PG Darren Collison

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Sacramento Kings have come to terms on a 3-year, $16 million contract with Clippers point guard Darren Collison, all but assuring Isaiah Thomas' departure.

LA Times Clippers beat writer Brad Turner reports that free agent Darren Collison has left the team to accept a 3-year, $16 million offer from the Sacramento KingsCollison stated "The Kings were the most aggressive team by far in the [sic] free agency, and I respected that on all levels." Collison went on to state that he felt the Kings made him their first priority in free agency and that swayed his decision to move on.

Collison was originally signed as a backup to Chris Paul but ended up playing a substantial role for the Clippers last year, averaging 11.4 points, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals and logging 35 starts. His loss is a significant one to the Clippers backcourt, considering that guard Jamal Crawford is also rumored to be on the move.

As we reported here on Sonicsrising on Tuesday, Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas has been the focus of substantial free agent interest. Sacramento's signing of Collison all but assures that the former Washington Husky will be playing elsewhere next season. Unlike Collison, Thomas will receive offers of more than the mid-level exception, an indication that the Kings felt that Collison was a more affordable option moving forward.

Along with Crawford, Rajon Rondo's final landing spot now becomes an interesting story to watch, as there are several teams needing depth at point guard, and several options available.

You can read more on this signing from our friends at Sactown Royalty and Greg Wissinger.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Sonics Rising

You must be a member of Sonics Rising to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Sonics Rising. You should read them.

Join Sonics Rising

You must be a member of Sonics Rising to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Sonics Rising. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker