Maybe the biggest sign the Kings season is just about ready to start, rookie Jimmer Fredette in the teams practice facility late Friday afternoon. 

Jimmer joining about a dozen of his teammates for a shoot-around and then a quick pick-up game. It's the last time things will be so loosely structured.

Friday marked the first day NBA teams could conduct real business. The Kings signed all three of the rookies, including Fredette. They also announced 2 free agent signings.

Guard Marcus Thornton resigned for a reported $40 million over 5 years.

"My agent will tell you my heart was with the Kings the whole time," said Thornton.

The team also signed free agent Chuck Hayes who played high school hoops locally at Modesto Christian.  Hayes' deal is worth $21 million over 4 years.

Practice officially starts Saturday at noon at the teams training facility.