Mar 16, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas (22) dribbles in the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Isaiah Thomas Rumors: Sacramento Kings may match a cheap contract

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.

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.

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  • Ian Benton

    It would be so disappointing to see Isaiah play for another team.

  • Markie Str88 Up

    I like I.T., and I think we need to get rid of other players on the roster instead of letting I.T. walk… Jason Thompson, Jason Terry, and Carl Landry all need to be released or traded b4 anybody else walks

  • Markie Str88 Up

    I think the Kings FO Should offer the Detroit pistons both Jason Thompson, and Carl landry for Josh Smith and we might see more assist out of I.T. having a capable PF and all.

    • Yuggy

      Yeah, as a Pistons fan, I’m not taking that offer without Thomas included.

  • michael fisher

    The kings should resign I.T, Then complete a sign an trade with either the Pistons or Celtics. If we sent Isaiah and landry to the Celtics, we could get rondo and possibly jeff green in a huge deal. The kings are one piece away from having a legitimate chance at playoff contention..

    • Yuggy

      Sacto can’t sign Thomas over 5 mill now. They’re at 77 and hard capped at 81 (due to Lux tax restriction, they have to stay below 81 for their MLE agreement with Collison). Their only option is to cut a player who was signed before the 2011 CBA (J. Thompson) and use the stretch provision to gain cap room.That is not what they want to do, clearly. It just drags Thompson’s contract out against their cap and they lose him for nothing(now they need another big) I doubt they’d match the Pistons offer, so they risk losing him for nothing, in fact it almost looks likely unless he can force his way to LA, but the Kings will want something in return, what are the Lakers selling?