The Sacramento Kings have been, for the last full season, an unmitigated disaster.
The Kings had three head coaches last year, and after forcing out their GM out and anointing Vlade Divac as the man in charge, ownership flirted with the idea of replacing him (and George Karl) with John Calipari, just to continue to mix things up.
Sacramento will need to vastly overpay in order to bring free agent talent into this hornets nest, and the reported offer on the table for Wes Matthews would certainly qualify.
ESPN sources say that the Sacramento Kings have offered Wes Matthews a three-year deal in the $45 million range
But ESPN sources say Dallas is Wes Matthews’ preferred destination — over both Kings and Raptors — and that Mavs are favorites to land him
Wes Matthews Update: Sacramento offer to free-agent swingman is actually four-year deal at $16 million annually for total of $64 million
Monta Ellis is a recent example of someone who could have earned more money by signing in Sacramento, but ended up (for now) choosing to play with the Pacers instead.
Matthews might not be in line for a $15 million per year deal from anyone else, thanks to the Achilles injury he suffered last season. But if another team comes anywhere near that number, Matthews would likely choose that offer instead of the one given by Sacramento, simply because of the insanely dysfunctional current state of the Kings franchise.