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Frank Kaminsky to join the Sacramento Kings on a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, per report

The Kings add a seven-foot, stretch big in free agency.

 The Sacramento Kings inked Frank Kaminsky to a one-year deal, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The exact details of the contract haven't been reported yet, but it would be reasonable to assume it's for the veteran minimum. James Ham of NBCS has shared that the deal is non-guaranteed.

Kaminsky, 27, was picked ninth overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2015 NBA Draft and hasn't developed into anything more than a rotational big.

He spent the first four years of his career with Charlotte but played for Phoenix last season where he averaged 9.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists on 45/33/68 shooting splits.

The intriguing aspect of Kaminsky's game is his three-point clip because he's not much of a factor anywhere else on the court. In the 2018-19 season with Charlotte, Kaminsky shot 38% (44/116) on non-corner threes, good for the 79th percentile via Cleaning the Glass.

Most of the prizes at these big positions were snagged by other teams as the Kings sorted out Bogdan Bogdanovic's situation, so Kaminsky is likely coming in for depth.

Kaminsky joins Hassan Whiteside and DaQuan Jeffries as the signings made by Sacramento.

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Kangz_Landing
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November 26, 2020 2:27 pm

Announce Bjelica for Harden next!

Kingsguru21
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November 26, 2020 2:33 pm

Eh, same reaction as Whiteside. /shrugging Elmo GIF

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November 26, 2020 2:46 pm
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Evening out these down votes by Aneel with up votes of my own.

Marty
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November 26, 2020 2:48 pm
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Gold G-naps, gold.

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November 26, 2020 2:53 pm
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Aneel got a lot of work to do if he’s going to change minds on this one. LOL

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November 26, 2020 3:12 pm
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Who is Aneel?

RAP87
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November 26, 2020 3:22 pm
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The Ranadive boys!

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November 26, 2020 7:06 pm
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Vivek’s son, the one who some rumors say has sat in on some basketball meetings for the Kings.

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November 26, 2020 6:10 pm
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He mustve taken a break for Thanksgiving dinner since the down votes stopped.

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November 26, 2020 2:54 pm

Frank, join the tank! Put up some numbers so we can trade your ass at the deadline

RobHessing
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November 26, 2020 3:09 pm

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November 26, 2020 6:06 pm
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November 26, 2020 3:05 pm

So kings fans likes this signing but hate the whiteside signing?! Literally the same amount of $$ spent on inconsequential/bench warming bigs who could provide some mentoring to our young players.

RobHessing
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November 26, 2020 3:11 pm
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What thread are you reading? I’m not seeing anything here that represents “Kings fans like this signing.” Ambivalence, perhaps.

Kingsguru21
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November 26, 2020 3:24 pm
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And it’s a non guaranteed deal for Kaminsky Rob. Jeffries deal is actually a team option for year two which is cool.

This is the kind of stuff that a number of people have criticized the FO in years past for never doing. Here they are doing it…..and it’s all about letting Bogi go (or so it seems).

Monte wanted a more flexible roster, he’s certainly got that.

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November 27, 2020 8:25 am
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Yeah you can disagree with the strategy but there definitely seems to be one. I’ll take that over whatever the hell Vlade was doing.

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November 26, 2020 3:39 pm
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Frank the Underachieving Tank is not mentoring anyone. Do you think a veteran like Willie Cauley Stein, who I think came into the league about the same time as Frank, and had the same undistinguished career, is a capable mentor?

The only mentoring Frank is capable of is follow my example so you know what not to do. 😛

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November 26, 2020 10:28 pm
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I’m indifferent about this signing. What worries me about Whiteside is the effect his presence could have on the locker room.

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November 27, 2020 8:27 am
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If he has any negative impact on the locker room they can just cut him. Or trade him. With that contract if he steps out of line he’s easy to get rid of.

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November 26, 2020 3:11 pm

Frank the Tank for The Tank! Monte is killing it!

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November 26, 2020 3:13 pm

Frank can actually provide some decent playmaking for a big as well.

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November 26, 2020 3:13 pm

The roster is full of very tradeable players at this point. I think Monte is going to be very busy come this season’s trade deadline.

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November 27, 2020 12:36 am
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Except for the only untradable player in the entire nba. Buddy freakin Hield!

Literally impossible.

😉

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November 26, 2020 3:47 pm

What I like (so far) is it seems like there’s plenty of opportunity for the young wings to earn minutes.

regarding the big rotation, I feel like they’ve found a bunch of different archetypes. I’m curious to see how Bagley pairs with each one. I honestly don’t think anyone can really say what Bagley’s true position is. This should theoretically give them the ability to get a better idea of the ideal complimentary frontcourt pairing.

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November 27, 2020 1:17 am
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complEmentary 😉

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November 26, 2020 3:57 pm

Another mercenary. I’m holding out hope there’s a grand plan behind these signings.

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FosterFreeze
November 26, 2020 5:03 pm
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Don’t expect much, gonna roll with the youngins

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November 26, 2020 6:05 pm

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November 26, 2020 6:12 pm

I remember when the all-star game was in Charlotte, Frank provided some good comedy on a broadcast.

This signing doesn’t move the needle but I’m OK with it. Both Whiteside and Frank provide injury/trade insurance for Holmes and Bjelica while still tanking.

Frank is going to help us lead the Tank!

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November 26, 2020 6:19 pm

Ok.

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November 26, 2020 9:30 pm
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Bootleg Aneel approves this comment.

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November 26, 2020 10:13 pm

Pretty depressing signings haha, tank city baby!!! Embrace it, and if you get really down go to nba.com and look at all the new alternate jerseys. Some are so bad they will actually make you feel better about Kangzdom, see: Mavs gold unis, Celtics rafters unis, 76ers black unis etc…

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November 27, 2020 9:57 am
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Idk, after reading your comment, I went and looked. They look a lot better than past years. Specially the kings one. My favorite jersey is the €œMiami vice€ version of the heats and I think kings kinda got that going this year.

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November 27, 2020 2:48 pm
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What about the Orlando Orange though and the other ones I said. Most teams have nice ones, the Kings ones aren’t bad really, I like them. Those Celtics, 6ers, Mavs, and Magic ones are atrocious though!!!

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November 26, 2020 10:29 pm

Embrace (Frank) the Tank!

#CapitulateForCade

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November 26, 2020 11:02 pm
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Awesome signing why buy the shiny 100 dollar shirt at Nordstroms when u can get the exact same shirt albeit with a few extra flaws for 7 bucks at Ross, specially when your headed to a situation as the designated wingman. Another steal baby, next…….

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November 27, 2020 9:01 am
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November 27, 2020 9:44 am
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I considered that, but how do you fade when you haven’t shone for over a decade?

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November 26, 2020 11:42 pm

If this signing does not tell you that we are tanking then I don’t know what will. Monte just sign a guy who’s nickname is “The Tank” for crying out loud!

Kidding aside.. Welcome to Sacramento, Frank!

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November 27, 2020 12:43 am
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Can we all please agree to only cheer for Kaminsky when he misses shots, turns the ball over or fouls shooters? Each time chanting €œFrank the tank, Frank the tank , Frank the tank!!€

Pretty please?

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November 27, 2020 12:57 am

Good lord:

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November 27, 2020 2:18 am

This is amazing! Kings tank drinking game– drink when:
– Kaminsky misses a layup
– Whiteside’s man gets a dunk after he goes for a weakside block
– Buddy brings up the ball resulting in a turnover
– Bagley misses a game or leaves with an injury

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November 27, 2020 5:27 pm
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Oye!, my liver!

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November 27, 2020 5:14 am

LOL I am getting a less-talented Spencer Hawes vibe from Frank the Tank.

I am rooting for Chimezie to get the last center spot over Tank.

Chimezie has bounce, size, coordination, he’s the kind of player good orgs invest and turn into a player

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November 27, 2020 6:08 am
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Potential is there. Why did the Spurs let him go?

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November 27, 2020 6:13 am
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I don’t know.

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November 27, 2020 6:20 am
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Look at the dunk at 2:05 . Hello!

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November 27, 2020 6:52 am
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I have questions in Metu’s role in the NBA given some clear limitations. But its always worth betting on this level athlete, especially for a camp deal. I could see him rostered for the stated goals of more transition based offense. Its a fair flyer.

Does anyone know our roster count assuming Woodard and Ramsey are rostered? There are a few more guys worth consideration in my view.

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November 27, 2020 6:09 am

He is obviously not a roll man in the PnR. He needs to pick and pop or just roam the perimeter trying to draw out the other team’s big man. Stay away from the hoop, Frank!

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November 27, 2020 1:16 am

Perhaps the best thing about the Kaminsky signing is it makes it much easier to waive Hassan Whiteside if he becomes troublesome.

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November 27, 2020 1:50 am

This is good

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November 27, 2020 2:03 am

Did I miss the part where the merger of the SunKings officially happened?

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ForeverKANGZ
November 27, 2020 8:45 am
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Would any Kings even start for the SunKings?
I’d say Fox but not over Chris Paul.

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November 27, 2020 6:30 am

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November 27, 2020 7:01 am

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November 27, 2020 9:26 am

Kaminsiky just another can not miss former lottery pick that missed ! Will not hurt or help team !

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November 27, 2020 9:33 am

One more to fill ..
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November 27, 2020 10:49 am
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November 27, 2020 10:04 am

I think we’re picking up cheap contracts as trade fillers. What my concern is, based Monte’s interview, that he’s going to swing big for star talents when they become loose. Idk how I feel about that. Say they can somehow trade enough picks and get harden. While that would be great in the short term, I don’t think it would be a smart move compared to building organically. But then again we’ve never been able to do that either so.. 🤷🏽€™‚️

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November 27, 2020 10:52 am
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The strategies (if that is what we want to call them) over the past decade has not worked, and I don’t think the Kings have tried to take on star talent since they traded for Webber. That worked rather well for us, so maybe history can repeat itself?

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November 27, 2020 4:55 pm
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The Kings traded for Ron Artest. I think that was the most recent trade for star talent. Still, I think your point stands.

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November 27, 2020 10:20 am

I bet he will be available for more games than Bagley..heck might even score more points over the season

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November 27, 2020 10:53 am
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Should we start a pool on how many games we think Bagley will miss due to injury this year?

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November 27, 2020 4:42 pm

I liked Frank in college. Decent, if underwhelming, overall game and has a legit 3 as a legit C, but doesn’t rebound or guard the rim particularly well at the NBA level. He came into the league pretty close to his ceiling, so he is what he is. Good character guy, worth having on your bench as a reserve, especially if Whiteside is still the Mr. Poopy Pants he was reported to be a few years back.
Speaking of Whiteside, not sure I see the value of having both he and Kaminsky on the team, unless the plan is to have options in store for the inevitable 1-3 months of not having Bagley available next season…

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