The Kings struck out on getting the stretch four of their dreams in Ryan Anderson, who decided to join the Houston Rockets on a whopping 4 year, $80 million deal. Sacramento apparently had a backup plan though, and that was to sign Anthony Tolliver to a 2 year, $16 million deal. That second year is only partially guaranteed. Sam Amick has the details:
Anthony Tolliver to the Kings, two years, $16 million, I'm told. $2 million guaranteed in the 2nd season.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 2, 2016
Tolliver brings another dimension to Sacramento's big man corps as he's also a very good outside shooter, making 35.7% of his threes for his career. He's a comparable rebounder to Quincy Acy, at least on the defensive glass, but make no mistake, his presence is meant for spacing the floor. Speaking of Quincy Acy, Tolliver's signing makes it appear less and less likely that the Kings will be bringing the fan favorite back.
In an update to the earlier signing of Arron Afflalo, Amick also reveals that his second year is also only partially guaranteed:
Also on Kings front, a key update on Arron Afflalo deal: only $1.5 million is guaranteed in the 2nd year of his two-year, $25 mil deal.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 2, 2016
This is a good sign to me and I think it's showing why new Kings Assistant GM Ken Catanella was brought on board. Sacramento is remaining financially flexible with these signings and could still have plenty of space next season (in a much deeper Free Agent market) if they want.
With the additions of Tolliver and Afflalo, the Kings now have about $12 million left to spend in Free Agency. They still need help at PG, and more space could be freed up in trades.