On July 4th, the Sacramento Kings came to terms with veteran point guard George Hill, and moments later with power forward Zach Randolph.
George Hill brings the Kings a much-needed veteran presence at the point guard position, while also being a very effective player to go along with it. Hill signed a 3-year contract, with a partial guarantee on the third year. For Utah this past season, Hill averaged 16.9 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game while shooting 48% from the field and 40% from 3-point range.
What Hill brings to the table is a great mentor to rookie point guards De’Aaron Fox and Frank Mason III. Hill has had a long career, and been a very good starter for the past five seasons. He is a great teammate and locker room presence for a team that is looking to build a winning culture. For this purpose, Hill is a great signing.
Zach Randolph signed a 2-year/$24 million-dollar contract with Sacramento, fully guaranteed. Randolph will be 36 this upcoming season, and as of now is the oldest player on the Kings.
Randolph averaged 14.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game at 35 years old for the Grizzlies. He has been in the league for a long time, and won a lot of games as well. Randolph brings toughness to the Kings, and will help mentor players such as Skal Labissiere, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Georgios Papagiannis.
There is no doubt in what Vlade is doing. He is bringing in solid vets to help mentor all of the young players on the rest of the team. Zach Randolph and George Hill are actually very good players as well. These guys have had great careers, and will bring a winning mentality to Sacramento.