Anyone who believes Sydney or any other club wouldnt have approached a player like DJ in the 36ers position is kidding themselves.
EVERY club would have done it if it suited their purposes.
Sydney likely got a pay-out and had the first opportunity to sign him and chose not to, which was likely the correct decision, but once they have made that decision they had to release him, and that actually is complying with his contract and terms of his original release by the Kings.
DJ left in good faith, intended to play over seas, it didnt work out as he hoped, changed his mind on G league, wanted to come back to the NBL, Adelaide had a spot, money and interest, they get a deal done. There was no conspiracy and imo no one did anything wrong.