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The Kings have until 11:59 PM ET tonight to match the Hawks offer to Bogdan Bogdanovic

Monte McNair has the rest of the day to make his decision.

We're all learning a little something about restricted free agency as the Sacramento Kings work through their decision to either match the Atlanta Hawks' 4-year, $72 million contract offer to Bogdan Bogdanovic, or let him leave the organization for nothing.

It was common assumption that the Kings would have 48 hours to match Bogdanovic's offer sheet with the clock starting the moment they received a copy of the contact. That isn't actually how restricted free agency works, apparently.

According to The New York Times' Marc Stein, the Kings "get two full NBA business days to make the decision" which means the deadline for Monte McNair is actually tonight, November 24, at 11:59 PM ET.

 

This extra time could be valuable for Monte McNair and the Sacramento Kings if they are working on any additional transactions that would make matching Bogdanovic's contract offer any more or less desirable. We've often speculated about a Buddy Hield trade considering his less-than-favorable views of head coach Luke Walton and his role on the team last season. A potential Hield trade is just one example of something McNair could be working on where having several extra hours on the Bogdanovic clock might be helpful.

It's also entirely possible, if not likely, that the Kings have already made their decision on Bogdanovic, but will use this extra time to make the Atlanta Hawks wait as long as possible as healthy punishment for targeting one of their restricted free agents.

We'll keep you posted on whatever the Kings decide to do with Bogdan Bogdanovic, whenever they decide to do it, but now we know exactly when the deadline is.

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RikSmits
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November 24, 2020 9:38 am

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November 24, 2020 10:39 am
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Bogged Down Bogdanovic.

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November 24, 2020 11:49 am
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Begone Bogdanovic.

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November 24, 2020 12:22 pm
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Impressive. You outRob’d Rob on that one.

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November 24, 2020 12:31 pm
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That is nothing to be proud of, I assure you.

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November 24, 2020 9:43 am

I’m more on the fence than I was yesterday, but I’m still leaning toward pass. Nothing can be in writing, of course, but if McNair can secure a commitment from a trade partner and Bogdan, then sure, re-sign him. Same goes for Hield, but I’m sure that with his value depressed at the moment, the return will be underwhelming. I guess if you can get a late first-rounder and some expiring money, you just eat it and agree.

We just can’t have this many guards when the season opens, particularly if there’s nothing in the works to relieve the logjam.

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November 24, 2020 9:44 am

Damnit! I thought this was gonna be resolved in the next 20 minutes or so.

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November 24, 2020 9:48 am

I really don’t understand why they should wait until the final minute if they are simply going to let him walk. It seems petty. At this point I don’t see how it hurts ATL. It’s not like there are a ton of options for them in free agency anymore. Who else are they going to spend $18M on?

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