Davis, 24, is 6-foot-4 and has a qualifying worth $1.9 million. He is expected to seek a deal that will pay him considerably more, up to $9 million a year, Anderson wrote.
Davis was acquired from the Raptors for a second-round pick at the March 25 trade deadline, averaging a career-high 11.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 27 games in Sacramento.
He had two 27-point games with the Kings, and as Anderson wrote, “bolstered Sacramento’s bench and demonstrated his explosive scoring ability on multiple occasions.” He also proved to be one of the team’s top wing defenders and an underrated rebounder.
The Kings have until Aug. 1 to extend a qualifying offer to Davis. Otherwise, he will become an unrestricted free agent. The free agency period begins Aug. 2.
“The Kings aren’t expected to have the salary cap space to match the kind of offer Davis is looking for, but the projected $9.5 million non-taxpayer mid-level exception could provide some flexibility,” Anderson noted.