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Report: Kings decline to match Hawks’ offer sheet for Bogdan Bogdanovic [UPDATE]

Atlanta lands the RFA SG on a four-year, $72 million deal. Sacramento loses a young asset.

Bogdan Bogdanovic of the Sacramento Kings drives to the basket against Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot of the Brooklyn Nets during the first half of an NBA basketball game at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 7, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images

UPDATE: Nov. 24, 9:02 p.m. — The Kings have declined to match the Hawks’ offer sheet, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported late Tuesday evening. Sam Amick was the first to say the Kings were leaning toward declining the offer. They had had until midnight tonight to make a decision. Bogdanovic heads to Atlanta where the Hawks will try and turn the franchise around with a load of talent this upcoming season.

The Sacramento Kings are leaning toward not matching the four-year, $72 million offer sheet RFA SG Bogdan Bogdanovic signed with the Atlanta Hawks, per The Athletic’s Sam Amick. Bogdanovic inked the offer sheet two days ago and the Kings are running out of time to match the deal. Sacramento has until midnight Tuesday to either match or watch Bogdanovic walk to Atlanta.

If Bogdanovic indeed ends up with the Hawks, their roster gets even more interesting. Atlanta has had one of the more active free agency periods. The Hawks have signed F Danilo Gallinari, PG Rajon Rondo, G Kris Dunn and drafted C Onyeka Okongwu at No. 6 overall last week. Adding Bogdanovic to a roster that already had PG Trae Young, PF John Collins and C Clint Capela could push the Hawks over the edge and well into the playoff picture heading into 2020-21.

Justin Phan of FantasyLabs laid out the hawks depth chart pretty nicely, thank you Justin:

This team is kind of loaded. Like remember when the Golden State Warriors got Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green and then took off to start a dynasty? I’m not saying the Hawks are the next Dubs but this roster could be hella close to that type of team in a few seasons. Trae is already mini-Steph. Capela can hold it down in the paint. Collins is your inside scorer, Gallo is the inside-out man. Bogdanovic and Huerter are wings who can knock down open shots off kick-outs from Young.