The Sacramento Kings will not be signing Andrea Bargnani. This news comes as a bit of a surprise, but not necessarily a bad surprise. Many Kings fans were perplexed by the idea of adding Bargnani to the Kings' stable of big men. The former number one overall pick instead agreed to terms with the Brooklyn Nets.
#Nets have reached an agreement in principle with free agent F/C Andrea Bargnani, GM Billy King announced today.— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) July 12, 2015
Perhaps funnier than the Kings "missing" on Bargnani is that he took a worse contract to go with the Nets.
ESPN sources say Bargnani, in fact, took less money from Nets because he preferred fit in Brooklyn. Kings pitched two-year deal— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 12, 2015
Personally, I think Bargnani just didn't want to pack his stuff and move. Who can blame him? It's a huge nuisance.
This is the best possible outcome from the free agency trend of players not wanting to take Sacramento's money. Bargnani is a big man who doesn't do big man things, and a shooter who can't shoot. I hope Vlade Divac shifts his attention to remaining free agents like Darrell Arthur, Dorell Wright, or Josh Smith, all of whom are better options than Bargs.