From TheAthletic on pre-RFA estimated values
Bogdan Bogdanovic (R), Sacramento — $13,482,889
Bogdanovic was one of the few Kings who improved his value in the bubble games, including a 35-point eruption against the Pelicans. Despite his restricted status, Bogdanovic could get offers for more than my projected valuation given that how many teams covet his mix of shooting and ballhandling. Defense? Let me get back to you on that.
Sacramento’s cap moves before the trade deadline (you know, the thing that happened nine months ago) seemed an indication that they wanted to clear room below the tax line to match any offer for Bogdanovic, but since then the Kings have changed management. How the new front office led by Monte McNair values him is anyone’s guess.
Gordon Hayward (PO), Celtics — $17,028,559
Hayward has a player option for $34.2 million that he will almost certainly pick up. That said, it’s worth having the conversation in Boston about having him opt out and sign a long-term deal at a smaller number that would pull the Celtics out of the luxury tax this season.
Hayward would be 31 a year from now, so his value in his age 31-to-33 seasons would presumably decline from the $17.1 million figure above. Let’s call it $14 million a year. Tacking three years at that price onto the current $34 million makes a four-year package worth about $75 million. Is that better for Boston than the current situation? Perhaps not, given that Jayson Tatum will likely be on a supermax deal after this season. But it’s a discussion worth having.