The Sacramento Kings recently extended their qualifying offer to Tyreke Evans, making him a restricted free agent. It was more of a formality than anything as the Kings certainly didn’t want to lose Evans for nothing, but if a team is willing to break the bank on Evans, it’s quite possible the Kings will let them do so.
According to Carmichael Dave, the Kings are prepared to let Evans walk if he receives an offer they deem too expensive.
Hearing that the Kings will NOT match any increased offers on Tyreke Evans, if they materialize.As it stands, they are prepared to lose him.
As Dave points out in a later tweet, that doesn’t mean the Kings are planning to let Evans leave or they have no intentions of bringing him back, rather, they’re playing the situation with caution as they should. Not wanting to overpay for his services, the Kings will allow the market to set itself for Evans. If it’s too rich for them, it’s too rich.
The Kings understandably don’t want to eat away a large portion of their cap space right now, especially with a new ownership group wanting to bring in their own talent.