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Sacramento Kings extend qualifying offer to DaQuan Jeffries

Jeffries will be a restricted free agent when free agency begins Friday.

The Sacramento Kings extended the qualifying offer to restricted free agent DaQuan Jeffries, per Jason Jones of The Athletic.

The qualifying offer is worth $1.5 million, according to the Sacramento Bee.

The 23-year-old forward initially signed a two-way deal with the Stockton Kings at the beginning of the 2019-20 season, appearing in 27 games and averaged 16.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.8 blocks with a 46/34/71 shooting split.

Jeffries featured in 13 games for Sacramento but made his biggest impact in the Orlando bubble while Harrison Barnes was out because of COVID-19.

The 6'5' wing played significant minutes in the three scrimmage games prior to earning more playing time in seven of the eight seeding games that followed. In those seven games played, Jeffries averaged 6.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 0.9 assists with a 52/29/83 shooting split, portraying himself as a solid, young rotational player to fit with the core moving forward.

The 2020 NBA free agency period is set to commence on Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. PST. Players can put pen to paper on Nov. 22 at 9:01 p.m. PST. 

 

 

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eddie41
14 days ago

Stay in Sacramento DaQuan.

andy_sims
14 days ago

He fits the timeline, and the price is right. The smaller things are also important.

Kingsguru21
14 days ago

I’ve been wondering what would happen with Jeffries. Good for him to even get a QO!

SPTSJUNKIE
14 days ago

Whelp, at a minimum, we are getting a sense of the type of team and players McNair values.

Haliburton
Woodward
Ramsey
Jefferies
Donte D (even if he isn’t coming now)

While they are not all carbon copies – the common theme is they are all long, switchable defender who can shoot. Some a little more than others on the length, defense, and shooting – but this is a team that will be able to switch and play strong along the perimeter and hit open shots.

A lot of versatility there too as most of these players can play multiple positions.

Again, seems like fairly basic, table-steaks type of strategy for a modern NBA team, but given how this franchise has been managed the last 10-15 years, that is still a breath of fresh air and nice to see.

eddie41
14 days ago
Reply to  SPTSJUNKIE

Yup. Exactly what I’m seeing. Switchable defenders, shooters. Walton also has said he wants to play that kind of D.

RORDOG
14 days ago
Reply to  SPTSJUNKIE

Woodard actually reminds me a lot of Jeffries. They’re both no nonsense dudes that just want to ball. They should be a fun bench wing tandem.

richie88
14 days ago
Reply to  RORDOG

It sounds like Woodard has more offensive potential than Jeffries.

NorCalKingsFan
14 days ago
Reply to  richie88

he does, and Jeffries is better defensively, but they are both long, lanky, athletic players who run the court and spot shoot and neither looks to handle the ball too much.

richie88
14 days ago
Reply to  NorCalKingsFan

Jeffries is better defensively

That might be true in the short-term, but it sounds like Woodard has plenty of defensive potential (& a 7’2″ wingspan), so I’m not sure if that’s true long-term.

Last edited 14 days ago by richie88
eddie41
14 days ago
Reply to  richie88

There are a couple recent articles about him on the Athletic. Apparently he rose on some draft boards when they focused more on how good his defense was. Also was valedictorian at his high school in eastern Mississippi.

TheGrantNapear
14 days ago

NBA is investigating the failed Bogdon-Mil deal.
#kangz

Kangz_Landing
14 days ago

Not gonna lie. The draft and this news, gives me so much optimism for McNair.

We had 3 picks in the draft and guess what? NO CENTERS! In the last 5 drafts we’ve taken a center or big man who’s true positions turned out to be center in 4 of the last 5. Now we are clearly value combo guards and combo forwards for positional versatility.

Wouldn’t be surprised if Holmes is our only true center on the roster as Bagley will play mostly 5 but sometimes 4 against big lineups.

Brown.says.Good.or.Bad

This is good

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