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Kansas City Kings forward Reggie King has signed a...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Kings forward Reggie King has signed a three-year contract that will make him the best-paid player on the team.

King, who has developed into one of the better power forwards in the National Basketball Association, still has two years remaining on his current contract, which he signed as a rookie more than two years ago.

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Kings general manager Jeff Cohen and Steve Ehrhart, King's agent, would not discuss the terms of the contract Thursday, but sources said King will not have to wait the two years left in his contract before he sees his pay raise.

The negotiations for King began after last season, when he dropped his original agent, Irwin Weiner of New York, who represented the player when he signed as a rookie for a reported $500,000 over four years.

The 24-year-old King averaged 14.9 points a game last year during the regular season, and 21.3 points during the playoffs. The 6-foot-6, 244-pound native of Birmingham, Ala., was the King's first-round draft choice in 1979.

As a player at the University of Alabama, he was twice named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year.

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