Update (7/8/18, 9:27 a.m.): The Bulls have matched the Kings' four-year, $78 million offer sheet on restricted free agent Zach LaVine.
The Zach LaVine experience lasted all of about two hours in Sacramento. The Kings signed the 23-year-old restricted free agent to a four-year, $78 million contract on Friday evening, but it appears that the Bulls will match.
LaVine joined the Bulls via trade last summer, but missed all but 24 games due to a knee injury. He flew to Sacramento this week where he met with the front office and medical staff.
With Chicago reportedly matching, it’s back to the drawing board for the Kings, who have roughly $19 million in available cap space.
Team USA will feature one member of the Sacramento Kings after all in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, as the final roster was made official Saturday.
Both Marvin Bagley and De’Aaron Fox were among the finalists before both withdrew, citing a need to prepare for the 2019-20 NBA season.
Barnes has competed for Team USA before, as he was part of the national team that won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.
There is, however, one more Northern California connection on the World Cup roster. Celtics forward Jaylen Brown played his one season of college hoops at Cal.
This team is a far cry from the initial roster projections, as just about every marquee player offered the chance to play seemed to withdraw from consideration due to injury or desire to rest, as the tournament will end just a few weeks before the start of NBA training camps.
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Barnes has started two of the three games during Team USA’s training trip in Australia, which included the program’s first international loss in more than a decade Friday night.
Even with so many great players declining the opportunity to represent the Red, White, and Blue in the World Cup, Team USA is still favored, so look for Barnes to be bringing back some hardware to Sacramento.
Marvin Bagley can do more than make buckets. The Kings' young big man can spit some rhymes, too.
Bagley released his first album Saturday, titled "BIG JREAMS." And, no he didn't misspell "dream." Bagley explained the title to one fan Saturday morning.
The album includes 14 songs, and Bagley tweeted a preview on Wednesday.
Music isn't new to Bagley. The No. 2 pick from the 2018 NBA Draft has had a passion for the art for years now and even found himself in a rap battle with Blazers star Damian Lillard earlier this offseason.
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Bagley was voted first-team All-Rookie this past season after averaging 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game for the Kings. Let's see if he can find just as much success off the court with his music.