Im not going to make the easy jokes here, even though they kind of write themselves. Because really, this is a good move.
The Sacramento Kings have reached a new sponsorship deal that will rename the Kings home the Sleep Train Arena, with the Sleep Train Mattress Centers as the new sponsors. We told you before this could be coming and that Sleep Train would replace bankrupt Power Balance as the arena name.
We are pleased to partner with the Sacramento Kings, Dale Carlsen, founder and CEO of Sleep Train, said in a released statement. Our team of employee-owners is committed to playing a vital role in the communities we serve. This sponsorship aligns with our interest in keeping a vibrant atmosphere of music, sports and entertainment in our region, and allows us to broaden the reach of our Foster Kids program through greater awareness and donation events.
If youre back East, know that here out West Sleep Train is a well-known company with more than 250 stores.
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Arron Affalo was scheduled to make $12.5 million with the Kings this upcoming season after signing a two-year, $25 million deal last summer.
Instead, he was waived on June 23.
On Tuesday, the veteran guard found a new home as he has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Orlando Magic.
The deal is for the $2.1 million, according to ESPN.
In his only season with the Kings, the 31-year-old Afflalo averaged 8.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 61 games.
This is not Afflalo's first stint in Orlando. He played for the Magic from 2012 through 2014.
The Sacramento Kings have had a busy summer with the NBA Draft, free agency and Summer League. Now in the dog days of summer, we've come to the strange times of the offseason.
Big news is bound to still happen, but this is also the time when new trends take over. The latest is the Drive By Dunk Challenge and Kings rookie De'Aaron Fox joined the party on Sunday.
At the start of the challenge, everyday people started posting videos of themseleves getting out of cars to dunk on random neighborhood hoops. Now even NBA stars are getting in on the #DriveByDunkChallenge.
Along with Fox, Anthony Davis and Jaylen Brown have also posted their own videos of the challenge.