The Kings waived guard Arron Afflalo on Friday, the day before his $12.5 million salary for next season would have become guaranteed. The Kings owe Afflalo $1.5 million and he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Afflalo, 31, averaged 8.4 points in 61 games last season. He was signed last summer to add a veteran presence at shooting guard, but struggled to find his place in the offense.
Afflalo finished the season playing a lot at small forward due to injuries and a lack of depth after the DeMarcus Cousins trade.
The Kings have second-year players Buddy Hield and Malachi Richardson and anticipate adding Bogdan Bogdanovic at shooting guard, so Afflalo was expendable.
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The Kings enter free agency next week with center Kosta Koufos and guard Garrett Temple as the only players on the roster with more than two years of experience.