In news that should be surprising to no one, but that is encouraging nonetheless, Chris Haynes of ESPN is reporting that the Kings have offered restricted free agent Otto Porter a max deal. Under the new CBA, that deal is approximately 4 years, $106 million.
Reporting with @MarcJSpearsESPN: ESPN sources say Sacramento offered Washington restricted free-agent Otto Porter the max.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 2, 2017
Although Vlade Divac and the Front Office have made the offer to Porter, there have been no reports from reliable sources that the Wizards swingman has actually signed the offer sheet and he still might be meeting with the Brooklyn Nets as well.
Due to his restricted status, neither the Kings nor the player have any control over whether he comes here or not. The Washington Wizards will have until 11:59pm EST on July 8th to math any offer sheets that Porter does sign.
As of right now, it’s a wait and see game as we need both Porter to sign the offer and the Wizards to decline the match. There’s always the possibility of a sign-and-trade to convince Washington to let their third best player walk out the door and still receive some compensation as well.
Stay tuned for further updates.