The free agent courting between the Sacramento Kings and former Denver Nuggets swingman Andre Iguodala has been among the oddest I can remember. It’s not that I’ve never seen a team pull an offer, it’s just I’ve never seen a team more open about their desire for a player pull the offer just a few hours after it was reported.
That all said, it appears the talks between the two sides might not be as dead as many would assume.
With Tyreke Evans most likely going to the New Orleans Pelicans, either in a sign and trade or as a restricted free agent after signing the offer sheet, the Kings are going to have money to spend and Sam Amick says it’s possible the Kings and Iguodala could rekindle their talks:
With the Kings under new ownership and with a new general manager in former Denver Nuggets executive Pete D’Alessandro, Evans had been hopeful that the new management team would show more of a desire to keep him in town. But they instead pursued free agent small forward Andre Iguodala in what led to a bizarre and brief courting. Iguodala was given a four-year offer for $52 million by the Kings, but the offer was rescinded late Tuesday night when he didn’t give an answer quickly enough for their liking. While there have been no known discussions between the Kings and Iguodala since, it remains possible that the talks could be revived and the offer re-submitted if Iguodala is unable to find a better deal elsewhere and the Kings have yet to make a move that would preclude it.