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Kings Sign Bill Wennington

The Sacramento Kings signed center Bill Wennington, a 12-year veteran and member of three NBA championship teams in Chicago, on Tuesday.

The 7-foot, 277-pound free agent played the past six seasons with Chicago. In all, Wennington has played in 70 playoff games.

"Bill Wennington brings us another player to add to our depth who has veteran playoff experience," Kings vice president Geoff Petrie said. "He has a good locker room presence and can do a lot of the little things on the court that can help your team win games, like passing, shooting and setting screens."

Wennington, 36, has averaged 4.6 points and 3.0 rebounds in 713 games. In his best season with the Bulls in 1993-94, he averaged 7.1 points and 4.6 rebounds.

Originally selected by Dallas out of St. John's with the 16th overall pick in the 1985 NBA draft, Wennington played six seasons with the Mavericks before being acquired by the Kings, along with two 1990 first-round draft choices for forward Rodney McCray and two second-round draft picks.

In his one season with Sacramento in 1990-91, Wennington averaged 5.7 points and 4.4 rebounds in 77 games.

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