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Kings re-sign guard Marcus Thornton

Updated: December 9, 2011, 7:36 PM ET
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The Sacramento Kings have re-signed shooting guard Marcus Thornton, bolstering an already strong backcourt that will include Tyreke Evans and rookie Jimmer Fredette.

The team announced the signing Friday.

A source with knowledge of the deal told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard the deal is for $40 million over five years. Thornton averaged 21.3 points in 23 games for the Kings after being acquired in a midseason trade with New Orleans.

The Kings also were finalizing ...

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