Kings Notes: Bogdanovic, Hield, GRIII, Kaminsky, Whiteside

After reporting earlier today that the Kings passed on a Hawks sign-and-trade offer for Bogdan Bogdanovic that would have allowed Sacramento to acquire either a lottery-protected 2022 first-round pick or two future second-rounders in exchange for the restricted free agent, Sam Amick of The Athletic has updated his story with some new intel.

As Amick explains, that Hawks offer came with caveats. Atlanta wanted Sacramento to accept Tony Snell‘s expiring $12MM+ salary and asked for an answer within an hour. Additionally, the Kings didn’t know at that point what sort of contract the Hawks were offering Bogdanovic, so they were reluctant to agree to a sign-and-trade if Atlanta’s offer was one they were comfortable matching.

The Kings asked for some of the Hawks’ young talent in a deal, but didn’t have any luck, and Atlanta ultimately took its chances by signing Bogdanovic to an offer sheet. Sacramento didn’t match it.

While The Athletic’s new information lets the Kings off the hook to some extent, Amick says there’s “strong reason” to believe that Atlanta would have done a sign-and-trade for Bogdanovic that included a draft pick even if the Kings hadn’t been willing to take on Snell’s contract. However, sources tell Amick that scenario wasn’t discussed.

Here’s more out of Sacramento:

  • In talks with teams about a possible Buddy Hield trade this offseason, the Kings were asking for draft compensation, according to Ian Begley of There’s nothing imminent on the Hield front though, Begley adds. At this point, it would be a surprise if Sacramento doesn’t open the season with Hield on its roster.
  • Glenn Robinson III and Frank Kaminsky each received modest guarantees on their new one-year contracts with the Kings. Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports tweets that Robinson got a $100K partial guarantee, while James Ham of NBC Sports California tweets that Kaminsky’s partial guarantee is worth $50K.
  • Hassan Whiteside‘s first stint with the Kings a decade ago saw him play just 19 games in two seasons for the team before he spent two years out of the NBA. He’s counting on having more success this time around, as Ham writes for NBC Sports California. “My first (time) around, I had a couple of injuries that kept me from being the player that I wanted to be,” Whiteside said. “But I think this is a great opportunity to come back and revamp that.”
  • The Kings confirmed today that they won’t have any fans in attendance at Golden 1 Center to start the 2020/21 season (Twitter link via Ham). Given the COVID-19 restrictions in place in California, that was a given.
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9 thoughts on “Kings Notes: Bogdanovic, Hield, GRIII, Kaminsky, Whiteside

  1. Josip Tomic

    Hello Luke,
    Can you please fix the sentence? You put ‘one’ twice.

    “Additionally, the Kings didn’t know at that point what sort of contract the Hawks were offering Bogdanovic, so they were reluctant to agree to a sign-and-trade if Atlanta’s offer was ‘one one’ they were comfortable matching”.

    • hiflew

      Really? It bothers you THAT much that you have to write a paragraph in order to get a tiny error fixed? The world is full of errors and you are not going to be able to fix them all. Get used to it bud.

      • x%sure

        Better than just
        *one one

        I rarely have any idea what such an awkward edit refers to and it’s not worth searching.

      • Luke Adams

        To be fair, his “paragraph” was mostly just a copy-and-paste of mine. (And honestly, I appreciate any corrections!)

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    Buddy is not a max guy. Yet they signed him to big contract. Then all yr stories about him wanting out. Or him being traded. Then he gets benched. Then they let the better mix to Fox walk for nothing. Now again with the trade rumors. Bogdanovic should be starting with Fox. They could of signed him for cheaper last yr. Then could of moved Buddy for nice package. Before his situation went dysfunctional. Bad management if you ask me.

    • arthur blank_for owner

      yeah it seems like they went completely opposite of what should’ve been done, glad we got Bog tho lol!….on the flip side almost all these players seemingly want out if the slightest little things upsets them, maybe some management just chooses to ignore the butt-hurt more than others

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