Kings fully guaranteeing Damian Jones’, partially guaranteeing Chimezie Metu’s salaries

Kings center Damian Jones
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The Kings re-signed starting center Richaun Holmes. They traded for a backup center in Tristan Thompson. They signed another backup center in Alex Len. Marvin Bagley III is still in Sacramento and could be considered a center.

Now, the Kings are at least somewhat securing fourth- and fifth-string centers in Damian Jones and Chimezie Metu.

James Ham of NBC Sports California:

Jones will earn a minimum salary. Half Metu’s minimum salary is now guaranteed, which the Kings would have done only if they thought there’s a solid chance he’ll stick.

So, neither move is highly impactful.

But it’s still surprising Sacramento will guarantee more money to both, especially the 26-year-old Jones, with so much depth at center