We're just 1.5 hours into free agency and the Sacramento Kings have made a signing. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, veteran wing Moe Harkless is returning to the Kings on a two-year, $9 million deal.
Free agent F Moe Harkless has agreed to a two-year, $9M deal with the Sacramento Kings, agent Nima Namakian of @InnovateSports tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 2, 2021
The Kings traded Nemanja Bjelica for Moe Harkless at the trade deadline last season. Harkless appeared in 26 games for the Kings after the deadline, averaging 9.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.6 steals on .421 shooting from the field, and .247 shooting from three.
Harkless started 20 games for the Kings last season, a role likely too big for his game at this stage of his career, but as a depth bench wing, this is a fine signing for the Kings.
According to ESPN's Bobby Marks, Harkless was signed via non-bird rights at 120% of his $3.6 million salary in 2020-21, so the Kings still have access to their BAE and MLE in free agency.