The Sacramento Kings have been relatively quiet on the NBA free agency front this summer but the one move they did make looks like it may have a ripple effect for another one of their players.
When the Kings signed Daren Collison to a free agent deal, it seemed to once again signal the end of the Isaiah Thomas era in Sacramento. But before anyone goes writing off Thomas with the Kings, Eric Pincus from Basketball Insiders reporters that any cheap or low-end contract offer that Thomas gets from another team will more than likely be matched by Sacramento.
The Kings do not want to re-sign RFA Isaiah Thomas but if the offer is cheap enough from another team- they will-Lakers at $2.7 mil is cheap
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) July 6, 2014
This es sense since Thomas isn’t the worst point guard option to have on a team and he could prove to be a nice trade chip later in the season. Thomas has preferred list of teams he wants to play for and the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons have all displayed varying levels of interest in the young guard.
That won’t mean a deal gets done though as the Kings see they have a valuable asset and may want to try and find a way to get something in return for him rather than let him walk for nothing.