Frank Kaminsky Joins Kings after Suns Departure

Frank Kaminsky in 2018. Photo by John Fisher/CSM/Shutterstock (9411822af)

After being let go by his former team after the Phoenix Suns declined a $5.6 million club option for his services in the 2020-21 season, free-agent big man Frank Caminsky found a new home, signing a one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings.

The former University of Wisconsin star thus joins a former Western Conference rival who will look to Kaminsky to provide depth in its frontcourt as it looks to make a playoff push in the upcoming season.

Kaminsky has never quite lived up to expectations after being selected ninth overall in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets, but could fit in nicely with the Kings behind presumed starters Marvin Bagley III and Hassan Whiteside, who joined the team earlier this offseason.

The 27-year-old’s versatility as a paint and outside scoring option was on display for the Suns last year, as he averaged 9.7 points per game while averaging just 19.9 minutes. He also contributed 4.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game for the team, numbers that lined up near his career averages.

The official numbers of the deal and the team’s official announcement of the signing of their new big man are forthcoming, but expect Sacramento to make things official at some point over the next few days.