The Sacramento Kings will sign Damian Jones for the remainder of the season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Sacramento Kings are signing center Damian Jones for the rest of the season plus 2021-2022, sources tell ESPN. Kings will waive forward Chris Silva.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 27, 2021
Woj also notes that the Kings will waive Chris Silva.
Jones has averaged 3.8 points and 3.7 rebounds in 15 minutes per game with the Kings. Jones was nearing the end of his second 10-day contract, and teams can only sign a player to two 10-day contracts in the same season. Jones has provided solid depth for the Kings during his time here and it makes sense the Kings would want to keep him.
Waiving Silva is an interesting move. Silva has played minimally since the Kings acquired him at the deadline, and his role is being taken by Jones, but the Kings didn’t need to waive Silva to keep Jones. The Kings could be looking to use Silva’s roster spot to sign another player to a 10-day deal.
Silva was under contract next season for $1.78 million, but it was on a team option, so this move has no negative impact on the team’s cap situation this summer.