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Free Agency 2019

Reports: Sacramento Kings reach deals with free agents Yogi Ferrell and Nemanja Bjelica

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Yogi Ferrell and Nemanja Bjelica (Getty Images)

According to Yahoo! Sports' Shams Charania, Yogi Ferrell, who earlier in the week reportedly backed off a deal with the Dallas Mavericks, agreed to a two-year deal with the Sacramento Kings Friday.

Last season, Ferrell averaged 10.2 points, three assists and 2.5 rebounds per game as he started 21 of 82 games played for Dallas. He joined the Mavs on a 10-day contract in the middle of the 2016-17 season.

Last week, the Mavs rescinded Ferrell's qualifying offer, which made him an unrestricted free agent. However, that move was seen as just a formality, writes ESPN's Tim MacMahon, as the sides were in the final stages of working out the new deal (which would have cost Dallas slightly less in annual salary).

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Later in the day, Charania reported Nemanja Bjelica has agreed to a three-year deal with Sacramento just days after it appeared he would be Europe for the 2018-19 NBA season.

Bjelica had a reported deal in place with the Philadelphia 76ers, but told them recently that he would not be signing with them and would instead opt to stay in Europe next season. However, the Sacramento Kings reached out to the former Minnesota Timberwolves forward and, per reports, have come to terms with the 6-foot-10 forward.

Last season, Bjelica averaged 6.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in 61 games. In March, Bjelica was a starter as Wolves' star Jimmy recovered from a meniscus injury. In 13 starts that month, Bjelica averaged 11.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while shooting 43.4 percent from 3-point range.

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