Sources: Darren Collison, Kings agree to three-year, $15M deal

Marc J. Spears
FILe - This is a Nov. 23, 2013 file photo showing Los Angeles Clippers guard Darren Collison driving down court during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, in Los Angeles. A person familiar with the deal says the Sacramento Kings and Collison have agreed to a three-year contract worth about $16 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, July 3, 2014, because teams can't officially sign free agents until the NBA's moratorium on deals is lifted July 10. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

The Sacramento Kings agreed to terms on a three-year, fully guaranteed $15 million contract with free-agent point guard Darren Collison, sources told Yahoo Sports.

Collison was Chris Paul's backup during his lone season with the Los Angeles Clippers last season, but averaged 14.8 points and 5.3 assists in 35 games as a starter. The Kings were in desperate need of a veteran true point guard. The fifth-year NBA veteran also finally lands some stability as the Kings will be his fifth team.

The Kings have had a solid offseason so far by agreeing to terms with Collison, selecting perhaps the NBA draft's best shooter in shooting guard Nik Stauskas and persuading forward Rudy Gay to exercise the option on his contract for the 2014-15 season with the possibility of signing a contract extension later.

Collison's signing and the drafting of Stauskas could be a sign that Kings restricted free-agent guard Isaiah Thomas – who has received interest from Dallas, Boston and Detroit – will not be returning.

The Los Angeles Times first broke the news of Collison agreeing to terms with Sacramento.

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