Marcus Thornton will re-sign with the Sacramento Kings on a four-year deal worth $33 million, reports SI.com's Sam Amick. Previous reports had indicated that Thornton's deal would be worth $40 million over five seasons.
The Kings acquired Thornton in a trade with the New Orleans Hornets that sent Carl Landry to the Crescent City at last season's trade deadline. Thornton averaged 21 points per game with the Kings, and Sacramento finished the season strong, going 8-7 down the stretch.
Thornton, 24, is a small two-guard with defensive deficiencies, but he has a killer scoring streak and is expected to help carry the offensive burden on a team that stars inefficient shot-takers Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings also drafted Jimmer Fredette in June, and with Evans and Thornton, the BYU legend expects to take the bulk of the team's backcourt minutes.
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