Fireworks and the Fourth or July are synonymous. Fireworks and the Sacramento Kings, not so much.
Vlade Divac and his budding front office set the NBA world buzzing Tuesday morning when they agreed to terms with two free agents.
Divac and co. added one of the premiere free agent guards in Utah’s George Hill, a source confirmed to NBC Sports California.
The contract -- which could be worth up to $57 million -- contains two guaranteed years and a partial guarantee in Year 3.
The deal was first reported by Shams Charania of The Vertical.
Minutes after reports broke on Hill’s addition, the Kings struck again, adding 16-year NBA veteran Zach Randolph. Z-Bo spent three years working under head coach Dave Joerger with the Memphis Grizzlies and according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, he’s agreed to a deal worth $24 million over two years.
Hill is signing on to mentor rookies De’Aaron Fox and Frank Mason. The 32-year-old point guard posted 16.9 points, 4.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds last season for a 51-win Utah Jazz team. He played just 49 games due to injury, but he managed to shoot 40.3 percent from three in 31.5 minutes a night.
Randolph continues to grind. The soon-to-be 36-year-old dropped 14.1 points and 8.2 rebounds in 24.5 minutes per game last season in Memphis. He will be asked to help mentor the Kings’ fleet of young bigs, including Skal Labissiere, Harry Giles, Willie Cauley-Stein and Georgios Papagiannis.
The two-time All-Star brings a toughness the Kings sorely lack on the frontline and he’s played alongside veteran Kosta Koufos during their time together with the Grizzlies.
Sacramento isn’t done shopping, although they are running low on roster spots. They still have a major hole at the small forward position and at least $15 million to spend.
Hill and Randolph represent two of the biggest free agent acquisitions by the Kings in recent memory. They are solid veteran additions that will join Koufos and Garrett Temple as the team’s elder statesmen tasked with bringing along one of the league’s youngest rosters.