The Sacramento Kings are finalizing a deal to bring small forward Omri Casspi back to Sacramento, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.
ESPN sources say Omri Casspi is finalizing a one-year contract at league min. with Sacramento tonight after clearing waivers earlier Friday— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 25, 2014
Stein added that the deal will be a one-year minimum contract, which should allow the Kings to retain Quincy Acy. It's a great move for the Kings to be able to keep Acy while still adding the player they wanted.
Kings drafted Casspi in first round in 2009 and will bring him back now on one-year deal that should also allow them to hang onto Quincy Acy— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 25, 2014
Due to some salary cap magic, the Kings have a way to structure Casspi and Darren Collison's deals to still leave space for one more minimum deal without hitting the luxury tax. It's widely speculated that the Kings will use that space to add Eric Moreland after his strong showing at summer league. Friday afternoon Moreland tweeted that he had reached an agreement, but it has yet to be confirmed that he's officially a King.
Great news!! I've chosen my NBA home.. It's truly a blessing and all glory to God! Thank you lord!!!— Eric 〽oreland (@EricMoreland15) July 25, 2014
We'll continue to keep an eye on Moreland's situation. In the meantime, welcome back to Sacramento, Omri!