Sacramento Kings center Harry Giles will be an unrestricted free agent and the team appears reluctant to extend his contract.
The Kings already declined the 21-year-old’s fourth year of his contract.
There were reportedly “multiple teams” contacting the Kings during the season to check on the availability of Giles, according to NBC Sports’ James Ham.
The Kings ultimately turned away all teams.
Giles was averaging 7.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, but picked up his level of play before the season’s suspension.
In his last nine games, he averaged 11.7 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
Giles could function as a “poor man’s Al Horford” by working out of the high post and guarding multiple positions on defense.
He could be a solid pickup for a team like the Detroit Pistons or San Antonio Spurs that lack salary cap space.
“Hope isn’t completely gone for Kings fans who would love to see Giles stick around long term, but it’s waning,” said Ham. “We’ll know more when the NBA reopens for business, but Giles did enough during his opportunity to intrigue plenty of teams around the league.”