The other Kings players who will hit the open market are Kent Bazemore, Alex Len, Corey Brewer and big man Harry Giles.
General manager Monte McNair will be busy the next few days as he tries to fill out the roster for the 2020-21 NBA season. McNair hit a home run with his first draft pick at the helm, nabbing the highly-regarded Tyrese Haliburton 12th overall.
We’ll be tracking every rumor and signing here throughout the day and the weekend, and pinning this post to the top of the site for easy access.
Sunday, November 22
UPDATE 10:12 a.m. — The breakup with Harry Giles is official, as the young big is signing with Portland.
Free agent Harry Giles has agreed to a one-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 22, 2020
UPDATE 10:11 a.m. — Kent Bazemore is on his way out after half a season in Sacramento.
UPDATE 10:08 a.m — Atlanta has officially submitted its offer sheet of four years, $72 million for Bogdan Bogdanovic, and the Kings are on the clock to match over the next 48 hours.
Friday, November 20
Update: 4:40 p.m. — No surprise, but it looks like Harry Giles and the Kings are parting ways. The big man will hit the open the market.
The Sacramento Kings and Harry Giles will part ways, according to multiple league sources.— Carmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) November 21, 2020
Unclear where he is headed, but his time in Sacramento has come to an end.
Update 4:20 p.m. — The face of the franchise will be in Sacramento for a long time to come.
Sacramento Kings young star De'Aaron Fox has agreed to a five-year, $163M maximum extension, with clause to reach the $195.6M super max, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 21, 2020
Deal negotiated by his agent @chrisgaston_ of @FamFirstSports.
UPDATE 3:40 p.m. — Maybe a different Kings center can return.
This isn't an easy free agent market for centers, but here's a former All-Star getting some early attention tonight, per sources: DeMarcus Cousins.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 20, 2020
UPDATE 3:04 p.m. — Might there be a reunion with Hassan Whiteside?