May 10, 2018, 10:20 amKosta KoufosC, Sacramento Kings
Kosta Koufos has exercised his $8.7 million player option for next season and will forgo free agency.
Koufos will return to the Kings, presumably in a backup capacity. He's the latest in a growing list of players who have exercised options rather than test free agency as more and more teams find themselves capped out after two summers of spending. It's unlikely that Koufos would've received more than $8.7 million on the open market anyway, but he'll test free agency again a year from now.