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Nemanja Bjelica, Sacramento Kings agree to a 3-year contract



Few days after retiring from a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers to return to Europe, striker Nemanja Bjelica has instead signed a three-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, he told Yahoo Sports.

The deal is worth $ 20.5 million per Yahoo, which reports that the third year is not guaranteed.

Bjelica had agreed to a one-year contract with the 76ers, but never signed it and informed the team that he would stay in Europe

But Bjelica changed his mind after talking to Kings manager Vlade Divac. Both are natives of Serbia.

"I've spent a lot of time with Vlade and as an icon in our country, he has a unique perspective on what it takes to get into a successful NBA situation and what it takes players to play in this situation." Bjelica told Yahoo Sports. "The faith and commitment of the organization to me overwhelmed me and my family, and I am ready to do whatever it takes to help the kings and become part of the Sacramento community."

Bjelica spent the last three years with the Minnesota Timberwolves. In 201

7-2018 he scored an average of 6.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 20.5 minutes.


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