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