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NBA Free Agency 2012: Ryan Anderson Meets with Sacramento Kings, According to Report

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Free-agent power forward Ryan Anderson met with representatives from the Sacramento Kings on Monday, reports Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee. "Anderson had lunch with team officials and visited team's practice facility," he continues. The league's Most Improved Player is a restricted free agent, giving the Orlando Magic the right to match any offer he receives from a competing team. It's not known if Anderson and the Kings discussed contract terms.

The Kings would be an excellent fit for Anderson, as they could use a three-point shooter to space the floor for franchise center DeMarcus Cousins. In addition, Sacramento is Anderson's hometown team: he grew up in El Dorado Hills, attended Oak Ridge High, and favored former Kings forward Peja Stojakovic when Anderson first picked up the game.

If Anderson were to sign an offer sheet with the Kings, Orlando would have three days to either match the offer to retain his services or decline to match and let Anderson leave. As players cannot sign contracts during the July moratorium period, the soonest Anderson could ink an offer sheet with Sacramento, or any other club, is July 11th.

In his first season as a full-time starter, Anderson averaged 16.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game while leading the NBA in threes made (166) and attempted (422). He turned 24 during the playoffs.

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