With the Atlanta Hawks opting to table a four-year, $72 million offer sheet for restricted free agent Bogdan Bogdanovic, the Sacramento Kings are now on the clock. They currently have an option to match Atlanta’s offer for the 28-year-old, but at this point, it appears that Bogdanovic himself would prefer a move away from Sacramento.
According to a report by Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee, the Bogdanovic now seems intent on forcing a move away from the Kings, given how he feels somewhat unwanted by the franchise:
There are some legitimate reasons for [general manager Monte McNair] to let Bogdanovic go. Sources have suggested Bogdanovic would prefer to move on, saying the 28-year-old shooting guard feels he has been “de-prioritized” by the Kings organization.
Bogdanovic has emerged as one of the hottest names in free agency of late, with the Milwaukee Bucks also shooting their shot on the Serbian national. That deal never went through, however, and it is now the Hawks that have become the frontrunners to land the 6-foot-6 shooting guard.
As it turns out, the Kings may not have been too interested in extending Bogdanovic’s contract with the team in the first place, and it appears that they are now going to let him walk. Previous reports have also stated that the Buddy Hield situation in Sacramento might have also forced the Kings’ hand into letting Bogdanovic sign with an opposing team.
Whatever the case may be, one thing seems to be inevitable at this point. Bogdanovic doesn’t look like he’s going to be a King for very long now.