The Sacramento Kings have apparently decided to pass on free agent forward Andre Iguodala, according to USA TODAY’s Sam Amick.
“The Sacramento Kings have pulled their offer to free agent small forward Andre Iguodala, according to a person with knowledge of the decision,” writes Amick. “After making a four-year, $52 million bid, the Kings will now regroup and decide the next move in their rebuilding efforts. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the situation.”
It isn’t clear if the Kings were hoping for an immediate decision from Iguodala, but apparently they feel that they had waiting long enough.
The Kings are approximately $16 million dollars under the cap, but only if guard Tyreke Evans signs elsewhere. If the Kings bring Evans back, plus signing draft picks Ben McLemore and Ray McCallum they will be out of cap space.
The Denver Nuggets are reportedly very interested in bringing back the All-Star and gold medalist, but would not be able to do so at $14 million per season. Iguodala has met with the Detroit Pistons as well, and will meet with the New Orleans Pelicans, Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks according to a USA TODAY report.
The Cavaliers had long been linked to potentially trading for Iguodala, but it is not known if they have spoken to him about playing in Cleveland since free agency began earlier this week.