Kings re-sign Thornton to 4-year deal

Kings re-sign Thornton on first day of free agency

The Sacramento Kings have re-signed shooting guard Marcus Thornton, bolstering an already strong backcourt that will include Tyreke Evans and rookie Jimmer Fredette.

The team announced the signing Friday.

A person familiar with the decision says the deal is worth at least $31 million over four years. Thornton averaged 21.3 points in 23 games for the Kings after being acquired in a midseason trade with New Orleans.

The Kings also were finalizing a deal with free agent center Chuck Hayes. A second person familiar with that deal says Hayes and Sacramento have agreed to a $21.3 million, four-year deal.

Hayes averaged 3.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 17 minutes per game in six seasons with the Houston Rockets

Sacramento opens training camp Saturday.

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