July 6, 2018, 8:13 pmZach LaVineG, Chicago Bulls
Kings’ beat writer Jason Jones reported that the Sacramaneto Kings plan to sign Chicago restricted free agent guard Zach LaVine a four-year, $78 million offer sheet on Friday.
The report also mentions that LaVine had reached out to the Kings and visited with the front office Thursday. LaVine, who tore his left ACL in February 2017, also met with team doctors who said his knee is in good shape. It seems LaVine took the initiative to get a deal after the notoriously tight-fisted Bulls slow-played his deal hoping for the market to set a (lower) salary they would be more willing to match. The Bulls have 48 hours to match, but it remains to be seen if they do, and considering #SeeREDDISH is already blowing up on Bulls’ Twitter, Gar-Pax might be fine with tanking another season to get Duke’s Cam Reddish. The Kings’ offer now has tied up just about all their available cap space and if the Bulls decline to match, the Kings’ roster looks pretty much set for 2018-19 barring any trades.
Source: The Sacramento Bee