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Amick: ‘There are teams out there’ for Malik Monk in free agency

Mar 21, 2024, 8:42 AM

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 03: Malik Monk #0 of the Sacramento Kings looks on against the Chicago...

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While the Sacramento Kings continue to work towards an NBA Playoff berth, it’s hard not to look ahead to Malik Monk’s looming free agency.

The Athletic’s Sam Amick joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Thursday morning to discuss why it’s fair for Kings fans to worry about Monk’s future in Sacramento, contemplate which teams could be in the mix for the Sixth Man of the Year candidate this summer, and much more.

Plus: The Kings have finally started to take steps forward on the defensive end.

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Topics Discussed

  • Malik Monk sat down with The Athletic’s Anthony Slater this week
  • Is it fair for Kings fans to worry about Monk potentially departing in free agency this summer?
  • Sam says there could be a market for Monk that exceeds Sacramento’s max starting salary of $17.4 million
  • “I think it’s fair to be a little worried… a lot of stakes. He’s an incredibly important player for what [the Kings] do.”
  • Sam doesn’t think that a starting spot will impact Monk’s decision this offseason and that Sacramento would “take a step back” if Monk is a starter due to defensive issues
  • Are there a number of teams that would line up for Monk’s services in free agency?
  • Sam says Philadelphia and Orlando could be players for Monk this summer
  • “I think there are teams out there… I could see Orlando being appealing… I do think there is some reason for concern here.”
  • Sacramento is beginning to take steps forward on the defensive end

Listen to The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross from 6 – 10 a.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.

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When is the next Sacramento Kings game?

Sacramento will play the second game of a back-to-back on Thursday afternoon when they face the NBA-worst Washington Wizards (11-58) at Capital One Arena.

On December 18th, three Kings players scored 25+ points during a 143-131 win over Washington at Golden 1 Center, with Domantas Sabonis’ triple-double performance (28 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists) leading the way.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Wizards coverage, beginning at 2:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 4:00 PM PST tip-off from Washington D.C.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Thursday, March 21st – Sacramento Kings @ Washington Wizards – 4:00 PM PST
  • Saturday, March 23rd – Sacramento Kings @ Orlando Magic – 4:00 PM PST
  • Monday, March 25th – Sacramento Kings vs. Philadelphia 76ers – 7:00 PM PST
  • Tuesday, March 26th – Sacramento Kings vs. Dallas Mavericks – 7:00 PM PST
  • Friday, March 29th – Sacramento Kings vs. Dallas Mavericks – 7:00 PM PST

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