The Sacramento Kings have taken their shot. According to Chris Haynes and Marc Spears of ESPN, Sacramento extended a max money offer to Washington Wizards restricted free agent Otto Porter on Sunday.
There is no official word on whether Porter signed the Kings offer sheet, estimated at more than $100 million over four years. If he chooses to do so, the Wizards have 48 hours to either match the offer of allow Porter to move on to the Kings when the NBA's free agent moratorium lifts on July 6.
The 24-year-old wing is coming off his best season in the NBA, posting 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 32.6 minutes per game. Porter also shot an impressive 43.4 percent from long range and is known as a quality defender.
Porter is close with veteran Garrett Temple, who joined the Kings last season after spending the previous four years in Washington. He would instantly fill the Kings’ biggest need for a starting level small forward.
Washington has made it known that they intend any offer to Porter, but they would likely extend into the NBA’s luxury tax to do so.
In their search for Scott Perry's replacement, the Kings have spoken with the former GM of the Orlando Magic.
Otis Smith, who served as the Magic GM from 2006 to 2012, reportedly met with the Kings about their recently-vacated VP of basketball operations job.
News of the meeting for was first reported by ESPN.
Perry left the Kings this month to become the GM of the Knicks.
Smith has ties to Northern California. As a player, Smith's rights were sold by the Nuggets to the Warriors in 1987. He played in 137 games over two seasons with the Warriors.
After his playing days were over, Smith joined the Warriors' front office as the executive director of basketball operations.
Currently, Smith is the director of player development and an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons.
Jimmer Fredette is reportedly going back to China.
Fredette agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Shanghai Sharks worth $1.8 million annually, according to David Pick.
Fredette has accrued five years of NBA service.
The minimum NBA salary for Fredette in 2017-18 would be...
The Kings selected Fredette with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft.
He averaged 7.6 points per game as a rookie and 7.2 points in Year 2.
Sacramento waived Fredette in February 2014.
Over 50 games with the Pelicans in 2014-15, he averaged 3.6 points per game and shot below 19 percent from deep.
He did not see any action against the Warriors in the opening round of the 2015 playoffs.
In China last year, Fredette averaged 37.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per contest.
He scored 73 points on Feb. 19.