Kings Cut Jermaine Taylor - Extend Qualifying Offer To Thornton

Two small pieces of news to pass along…

First, Jermaine Taylor was given the pink slip this afternoon. Taylor’s contract ran through the 2012-2013 season if the Kings had so desired, but, it became non-guaranteed if waived before August 1st of this year.

Good guy – sad to see him go – but those things happen.

In other news, Jason Jones reports that the Kings have extended their qualifying offer to Marcus Thornton making him a restricted free agent, giving the Kings the right to match any offer on the open market. I highly doubt any contract will be even offered outside of Sacramento as the interest appears mutual by both Thornton and the Kings – a potential third party would be only wasting their time as the Kings would match any respectable offer.

Tags: Jermaine Taylor Marcus Thornton

  • Alfred

    Hope Taylor lands somewhere his potential can be utilized and he’ll be able to grow, i liked Taylor…Only i like Thornton more! GO KINGS!!

  • Professional Athletes David

    As what had Alfred said, “I like Taylor”, I agree with him Taylor is definitely a good player and wherever team he is; he will be successful if his ability is utilized properly. But I am not shocked because it is a common occurrence in the sports world especially in basketball.