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Jason Anderson on the important Sacramento Kings offseason ahead

May 3, 2024, 6:00 AM

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An important offseason awaits the Sacramento Kings.

The Sacramento Bee’s Jason Anderson joined The Drive Guys on Thursday to share his thoughts on where Kings general manager Monte McNair should look to upgrade the roster, contemplate if Malik Monk will return in free agency, and much more.

Plus: Will Sacramento and head coach Mike Brown reach an agreement on a contract extension this summer?

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Topics Discussed

  • Would Indiana’s Jalen Smith be an ideal target for the Kings to chase this offseason
  • How vital is this offseason for Sacramento GM Monte McNair?
  • “You do have to be smart and disciplined.” – Anderson on the Kings approach
  • What does Sacramento need to add to its roster this summer?
  • Jason says the Kings need to get bigger and add more size to its roster
  • “The league is changing and moving in that direction. You need wings that are 6’8 and can shoot the three.”
  • The Western Conference is only going to get more difficult. Will Sacramento feel pressured to make a move?
  • The Kings and Mike Brown will reportedly engage in contract extension talks this summer
  • Jason breaks down Keegan Murray’s second NBA season
  • “He became a much better defender… I think that’s part of why we say them get so much better defensively late in the season.”
  • Will the Sacramento Kings bring back Malik Monk in free agency?
  • Jason thinks that if an outside offer exceeds Sacramento’s by 10-12 million, Monk could depart
  • Why should fans feel optimistic about the Kings’ future?

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When is the next Sacramento Kings offseason date of interest?

For the first time in two years, the Sacramento Kings will be crossing its fingers for luck during the upcoming NBA Draft Lottery.

The 2024 NBA Draft Lottery will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2024, in Chicago, where Sacramento will have the 13th-best odds of securing the top pick.

How the Lottery works: The 14 teams that missed out on the NBA playoffs are eligible for the Draft Lottery. The final odds were determined after the regular season, and tie breaks were settled between teams with identical regular season records.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Sunday, May 12 – NBA Draft Lottery
  • Wednesday, June 26-Thursday, June 27th – 2024 NBA Draft
  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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