Source: Cousins intends to sign massive extension with Kings

Source: Cousins intends to sign massive extension with Kings

SACRAMENTO -- DeMarcus Cousins is about to get paid. A published report over the weekend had the Sacramento Kings preparing a mega extension offer to the 26-year-old big.

CSN California has confirmed through a league source that the two sides have tossed around numbers and that barring a late change in direction by either side, Cousins intends to sign a massive, max-money extension, estimated at roughly $207 million during the offseason that will keep the big man in a Kings uniform long-term.

The two-time All-Star center signed a four-year max money deal in September of 2013 that takes him through the 2017-18 season. Under the new CBA, Cousins is in line for the league’s designated player exception, which allows Sacramento to give their franchise cornerstone an additional five-years on top of his current deal, keeping him in a Kings uniform through the 2022-23 season.

As an eligible designated player, Cousins can take home up to 35 percent of the team’s salary cap, which is set at roughly $102 million for next season.

The two sides have to wait until after July 1, 2017 to consummate the extension and there are still parameters to the deal that need to be worked out.

Cousins is posting career numbers in his seventh season in the league, averaging 28.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 34.6 minutes per game.

Report: Ex-Kings guard agrees to one-year deal with Magic

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Report: Ex-Kings guard agrees to one-year deal with Magic

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.

Kings rookie De’Aaron Fox gets in on the Drive By Dunk Challenge

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Kings rookie De’Aaron Fox gets in on the Drive By Dunk Challenge

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.

#DriveByDUNKChallenge 😂😂😂

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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.