Moments after announcing the capture of George Hill on a 3-year deal on Tuesday, the Sacramento Kings have signed former Memphis Grizzlies stalwart Zach Randolph, as per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Free agent Zach Randolph has agreed to a two-year, $24M deal with the Kings, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 4, 2017
Having traded superstar center and franchise cornerstone DeMarcus Cousins earlier last season, the Kings are looking as if they are beginning to find their feet in this seemingly successful rebuilding stage.
The power forward, similar to Hill, adds a large, much needed dose of experience and tenacity to a young and upcoming Sacramento roster. Randolph, known for his aggressive rebounding ability and tremendous post control, gives the Kings’ offense and defense their bite back after losing Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Albeit at the tender age of 35, Randolph still has a lot to offer Sacramento, especially in the locker room where he can help improve the once disastrously dysfunctional franchise get back to where they want to be.
Potential #Kings lineup next season:
George Hill/De’Aaron Fox
Not bad at all.
— James (@JCraggSport) July 4, 2017
Last season with the Grizzlies, Randolph averaged 14.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per contest.