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Report: Kings pull four-year, $56 million offer to Andre Iguodala, won’t pursue him

Jul 3, 2013, 1:52 AM EDT

When Andre Iguodala – how did he beat everyone to the handle @andre? – posted that tweet, I figured he was showing his appreciation for the Kings’ huge contract offer.

Nope. Quite the opposite.

Maybe something sinister happened to turn the Kings off to Iguodala. I find that unlikely but possible.

Or maybe Sacramento set a deadline for Iguodala to accept the offer. This makes more sense. The Kings can’t wait forever on Iguodala, allowing other free agents – including the restricted Tyreke Evans, who seems on track to get a four-year, $44 million offer from the Pelicans – to get away if Iguodala doesn’t accept. They would have been, in effect, paying extra for a speedy response from Iguodala. But if this were the case, why not just gradually lower the offer to a player Sacramento clearly wanted a few hours ago.

This is just plain weird.

The Kings might be better off not paying so much money to such an old player, anyway. If they wanted Iguodala unconditionally, they wouldn’t have pulled the offer.

One last word from Iguodala:

  1. kibblesnvick - Jul 3, 2013 at 1:59 AM


  2. silverandblackfan77 - Jul 3, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    Iggy is one of my favorite players in the league,but even ill admit he is not worth 14 million a year, but does provide him some good motivation to use

  3. jaerba - Jul 3, 2013 at 2:07 AM

    Come on, he was never going to Sacramento anyways.

    NBA players can find a way to turn anything into a diss and use it as motivation.

  4. sportsnut101 - Jul 3, 2013 at 2:20 AM

    With iggy tweet maybe he was Otherwise why would he care enough to leave a tweet

    I don’t get the free agent wine n dine each player knows what the other city is about they visit there on road games so

    Sumone offer u that much it’s either yes or no u have 24hrs to accept U not gonna fall in love with management in 3 hr dinner so it’s about the money like always. They offered it n little to much honestly now they moved on It didn’t make sense for them anyway. They just drafted mclemore who might be a future iggy with a better shot. So it will just take away from min anyway n kings not winning ring in next 4 yrs sorry not with iggy they need to trade cousins. Who can play but is a cancer to his own team sorry to say

    • tcclark - Jul 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      Ok folks the Over/Under on this poster is 14 years old? Under is running at 4/1 odds.

      • jrd8523 - Jul 3, 2013 at 10:30 AM

        Who cares. Kids and people who speak english as a second language are allowed to post on this board too. Only waste of space comment is from you. Try posting something about the article.

  5. 00maltliquor - Jul 3, 2013 at 2:37 AM

    Should have took the money and ran off with it like a thief in the night! His fault for not signing before Kings management could finish their sentence. That’s a TON of money to pay Iggy. That the kind of contract that really frustrates and pisses fans off.

    • loubearkane - Jul 3, 2013 at 8:40 AM

      Exactly , take it before they hear the snickering from other owners. Same goes for Tyler Hansborough should of signed the qualifying offer of $ 4+ for one year now a FA.

    • philadelphiafan - Jul 3, 2013 at 9:46 PM


  6. smcgaels1997 - Jul 3, 2013 at 2:44 AM

    Changing the culture if a franchise. Clear they felt was a lucrative offer, one that if he wanted to go to Sac he’d have been all in. That’s a message they won’t be leverage against Denver. Good for them for moving on if that offer didn’t garner an immediate yes.

  7. somekat - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:28 AM

    I blame Iggy. If someone offered him 4 years 56 million, he should of immediately made sure it was not some radio guy playing a prank on him. Once he was sure of that, he should of instantly signed the deal

  8. maxmcphee - Jul 3, 2013 at 4:49 AM

    I disagree Andre iguodala is a USA Olympian and should have been voted to many all star games had he been in a better situation with a better team he would have. He isn’t the best of his time but when put with any other worth while player could make a solid base to a championship team. He should get this offer from another contract offer with a better team, I’m glad he won’t be a king… And I’m from California!

    • somekat - Jul 3, 2013 at 12:54 PM

      totally false. Iggy only made one all-star team because he was the only good player on an awful sixers team, and every offensive possession went through him.

      Iggy is a solid player, and a great defender. But he was on the US Olympic team to play a role (and he played it well), he should not of been voted to “many” all-star games. He would be a great #3 option on a championship team, if he is anything more than that, the team is not a title contender, period

  9. anhdazman - Jul 3, 2013 at 5:24 AM

    You remember that game you played as a kid when you’d offer something to a friend. They pull back just as they reached out, yelling “Psych!”

    But in all honesty, this is the smartest move made by the Kings. Iggy is not worth anything near that. He’s 29 and already on a decline. He should be lucky to get 10-11 million a year on a 4 year contract.

  10. scottieplongballs - Jul 3, 2013 at 6:38 AM

    “Really?” Yesh really you fool! Way to piss away tens of millions of dollars. Your worth half of that.

  11. djlexluger - Jul 3, 2013 at 6:42 AM

    If he wants to win he made the right decision.

  12. sportsnut101 - Jul 3, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Really motavitaion if that’s what u need to make ur jumper better. Who ever signs u will thank the kings for this cuz dude u can’t shoot I would leave iggy wide open he’s not a threat other then when he slashes to rim

    Nuggets lowball him 4 40 mill n move on if he can’t live on that oh well

  13. phillylawhopeful - Jul 3, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    As a lifelong Philly fan, I can say that Iggy is a character guy and rock solid # 3/4 guy on a great team (or a quality # 2 on an average team) but he’s not going to be your go-to piece for a championship run. $14 million is # 2 money for most teams and he’s not going to get an offer like that on a potential title team.

  14. norcaldeportes - Jul 3, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    I wish other teams would do the same thing the Kings did here. Nowadays, teams are bending over backwards for these players. As a result, we have guys like Dwight Howard who haven’t won anything, but are asking for a say in personnel decisions, TV deals, and who knows what else. And the sad part is, teams are feeding into it and only making it worse for tomorrow’s stars. I like this approach by Sacramento… ‘Here’s your offer, take it or leave it, but don’t jerk is around’.

  15. andyreidisfat - Jul 3, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Best move the kings could make. Iggy is an overpriced Bruce Bowen except Iggy can’t shoot. I watched this guy play for a long time here in Philly. He is average at best all around and a very good man defender. Guys like this used to be called role players, but now they have to turn them into stars because the league decided to make the name on the back more important than the name on the front.

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