The Kings made waves last night when news broke that the team who hadn't been a major player in free agency for several years was offering a four-year, $56MM deal to Andre Iguodala. However, according to Sam Amick of USA Today, Sacramento has taken its offer to Iguodala off the table.
Amick reports that when Iguodala wasn't prepared to give a quick answer on the Kings' offer, which was actually worth $52MM, the team "made the calculated decision to go a different direction," though it's not immediately clear which direction that is. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Iguodala's desire to take more time before giving the Kings an answer signaled to Sacramento that the free agent swingman may be reluctant to leave a contending team for a rebuilding club.
With no other major offers on the table at the moment, Iguodala could resume negotiating a long-term contract with the Nuggets, says Wojnarowski. Denver hasn't been willing to offer the kind of annual salary the Kings put on the table, but the Nuggets want to hang on to the 29-year-old and made him a five-year offer earlier in the week, according to Woj's report.
As for the Kings, with Iguodala no longer in their sights, matching an offer sheet for Tyreke Evans, perhaps from the Pelicans, becomes a more realistic possibility. James Ham of Cowbell Kingdom of NBA.com (Twitter link) hears that Evans would prefer to stay in Sacramento if the club is willing to match New Orleans' offer, which is believed to be four years and $44MM.