The Kings are close to an agreement with free-agent center Andrea Bargnani, a league source confirmed Saturday night.
Toronto drafted the 7-foot, 245-pound Bargnani first overall in 2006. But his career has been mostly disappointing.
He spent the last two seasons with New York, but injuries limited him to 71 games. Last season, he played in just 29 games and averaged 14.8 points, just below his career average of 15.0.
Bargnani’s best season was 2010-11, when he averaged a career-high 21.4 points. He’s a 35.6 percent three-point shooter for his career, and the Kings have coveted a big man who could space the floor to help center DeMarcus Cousins.
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Bargnani never has been a strong rebounder, averaging 4.8 for his career.