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Sacramento Kings extend Qualifying Offer to Terence Davis

The move makes Davis a restricted free agent.

The Sacramento Kings announced on Tuesday that they have extended a Qualifying Offer to Terence Davis, making Davis a restricted free agent.

This move was an expected formality. Not giving the QO to Davis would have made him an unrestricted free agent. Even if the Kings have zero interest in retaining Davis, it's simply smart asset management to provide the QO. It opens up the opportunity for sign-and-trade agreements, and the QO can be rescinded at any time if the Kings need the cap flexibility for any reason.

RFA status also means that the Kings can match any offer sheet that Davis signs with another team. Once an offer sheet is signed a sign-and-trade is no longer an option, but it gives the Kings a way to keep Davis if he signs a low-cost deal.

It's been previously reported that Davis is seeking a deal worth $9 million per year. The Kings are under no obligation to even make an offer, and are able to see what Davis commands on the open market.

Davis was acquired from the Toronto Raptors for a second round pick at the trade deadline. Davis was a productive player on the floor for the Kings, but has serious allegations of domestic violence off the court. While some charges have been dismissed, Davis is still subject to a protection order at this time, according to the most recent information that's been reported.

Free agency begins on August 2nd and contracts can officially be signed as early as August 6th.

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BuffaloDiaspora
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July 27, 2021 6:13 pm

How much is the QO?

Also I think $9M for Davis is fine with a TO assuming Buddy is traded without a guard or small wing coming back. Don’t know how much higher I would go to match though.

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July 27, 2021 6:17 pm

I can only hope another team prices him out of here. Too bad he wasn’t around for the Cousins/Barnes/Lawson team.

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July 27, 2021 6:24 pm

SMF – What are you even talking about?? Terrence Davis is a baller and the domestic charges against him were dismissed. By contrast Matt Barnes choked a woman in a nightclub and dragged Cousions down with him and could not even play. Bad guy and bad player. With TD, all we know is the charges did not stick and the one time he spoke of it publicly he sounded very remorseful and contrite.

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July 27, 2021 6:59 pm
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Agree with you man. As a fan I’m not looking for perfect men but better players. It appears to me that TD is in the process of paying his dues and if he he falls short then fuck him. He can play in Europe or China.

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July 27, 2021 7:54 pm
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LOL. Nobody’s asking for perfection, just don’t commit acts of domestic violence.

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July 27, 2021 8:22 pm
Reply to  Otis

It depresses me how so many people make no distinction between what has been legally settled and what should be morally forgiven. “But the charges were dropped!” “But he’s ‘paid his debt’ to society!” Does that mean we should just pretend he never did anything and not judge his character by it? It reminds me of the people who say horrible things and then defend themselves by invoking “freedom of speech.” Yes, you have the right to say it. No, that doesn’t mean you’re not a bad person for saying it. Yes, your charges for domestic violence were dropped or reduced because you cut a deal and expressed remorse. No, that doesn’t mean we should be okay with giving you millions of dollars.

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July 27, 2021 10:09 pm
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I don’t disagree with the main principle here€¦I think domestic violence cases are always extremely tricky because rarely does the public get all the details on order of events, who did what, when, but obviously the details around this look terrible for Davis and I would guess it’s an action/choice he wishes he could have back. I don’t know if one time incidents or decisions should completely ruin a career, especially when a court of law thus far has not given a strict punishment, but I get the stance in this case of those that do and don’t want Davis on team as result.

I think it is interesting as a society that blurry or clear domestic violence cases get put in a certain category as an automatic strike out and driving under influence or similar serious public endangerment/assaults seems not too unless you do it habitually. Ty Lawson lots of us were against because of these repeated incidents. But nobody really holds similar stances about guys like PJ Tucker, Zach Randolph or Iman Shumpert. These guys are veteran leaders and role models for younger players. Just interesting what we as a society choose to publicly punish or those we choose to forgive and elevate, when serious endangerment is on the line in all these types of situations.
Each situation is unique so not saying all should be treated the same, just interesting what we accept and what we don’t.

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July 28, 2021 6:02 am
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Good points Wiz. First of all everyone gets to fan their own way. Second, the NBA, and sports in general have a fair amount of guys who have had various legal or moral issues of varying degrees. Ask. Would you have refused a Kobe trade because he was accused of Rape? No one is perfect. TD paid his debt and is not a habitual offender. I hope we resign him, but at a little less than $9. A 2 year $5-7 M with some options seems right. Just make sure we get his Bird rights. No Richaun sitch please.

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July 28, 2021 6:09 am
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Frankly, professional sports teams are overwhelmingly filled with law abiding citizens. The TDs are a very low percentage of the population makeup.

None of us are in a position to “refuse a trade”, but we certainly don’t have to be happy about it.

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July 28, 2021 6:06 am
Reply to  WizsSox

I think the most interesting part of this is you assume it was a “one-time” thing. That’s both statistically unlikely and diminishing of the DV problem in this country. And outward signs of remorse are also specious “proof”. Abusers often put on a good public face yet continue to do shitty things behind closed doors.

TD is likely to still get a job in the NBA somewhere, and if not there are other professional leagues and other work opportunities. He’s entitled to that, but no specific business entity is obligated to give him that opportunity.

The Kings have a poor recent track record on this subject. It would be nice if they would make the right call for once, but I’m not expecting it.

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July 28, 2021 7:19 am
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Your 100% right that statistically speaking it’s unlikely a one time thing. But we do not know that without additional details. I actually know both situations occurring to family members I am very close with.

The one time incident the guy got arrested. Charges eventually dropped family still together and by all accounts things are great and they moved on. Hopefully that’s true. My sister in law was abused for years, guy never arrested. Which guy looks worse in the court of public opinion?

So I am not trying to be dismissive but rather we don’t know the background of any of this so it’s hard to judge€¦but we can all agree that both situations are shitty and it’s fair if someone doesn’t want either one on their favorite basketball team. It’s also fair if someone would rather look towards forgiveness to a one time offender based on what we know, even if statistically that may be unlikely.

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