Movers and shakers. That is what the Sacramento Kings hope to be over the next few days as the NBA's free agency period begins.
NBC Sports California has confirmed that the Kings are working on a four-year contract offer to free agent forward Harrison Barnes in the neighborhood of $88-90 million.
The 27-year-old joined the Kings at the trade deadline in a deal with the Dallas Mavericks and impressed the team with his stable play on the court and demeanor in the locker room.
A seven-year NBA veteran, Barnes walked away from a $25.1 million player option earlier this month and became an unrestricted free agent.
The Kings have been confident about their ability to retain Barnes since his opt out and it appears he is the team's first order of business when the free agency period opens on June 30.
Barnes averaged 14.3 points and 5.9 rebounds in 28 games with the Kings last season.
If retained, he instantly slides into the starting small forward spot and allows the Kings the opportunity to chase other free agents on the open market.