Updated: Kings reportedly lose Samuel Dalembert bidding war to Houston
The Kings just sent out a press release announcing they’ve withdrawn their offer to center Samuel Dalembert. And according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the free agent big man has reportedly chosen Houston over Sacramento.
Via Twitter, Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski reports the details of Dalembert’s contract with the Rockets:
Fox Sports’ Chris Tomasson reported last night Dalembert was anticipating a return to Sacramento for a second season.
“If things work out, everything structurally (with the contact), it will be Sacramento,” Dalembert said in a phone interview with FOX Sports Florida from his Boca Raton, Fla., home. “It’s close.”
But Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick says the Kings were caught off guard by Tomasson’s story.
The report was met with confusion from Kings officials, with everyone from owners Joe and Gavin Maloof on down saying there was no mutual understanding that he would return.
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