NBA Free Agency is onto day three, and rumors are still flying everywhere as teams try to scoop up the pieces they believe will make their team contenders. For the Sacramento Kings, that might be Los Angeles Clippers point guard Darren Collison.
HoopsHype reports that the Kings and Collison are in discussions on a deal.
The Sacramento Kings and Darren Collison are in discussions on a deal, sources tell HoopsHype. http://t.co/p8KojyRpwJ
— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) July 3, 2014
Confirmed @hoopshype report regarding Kings and Darren Collison discussing a deal.He backed up Chris Paul last season.
— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) July 3, 2014
The Clippers aren’t entirely ready to give up on Collison, they reportedly called Collison on Monday night when teams were first allowed to talk to free agents. There was also reportedly no contact on the following day, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Clippers can either offer Collison the mid-level exception, which starts at $5.305 million, or offer him a 20% pay raise from last year’s salary, which would be about $2.3 million next season. Collison is looking for more than that.
There are no figures for what a deal with the Kings would be, but you’d have to think those numbers can give you a starting point and idea.