Diving into offseason options for the Sacramento Kings

May 16, 2024, 9:29 AM

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The Sacramento Kings will be aggressive this summer as general manager Monte McNair looks to bolster a roster that fell just one win short of the 2024 NBA Playoffs.

Which players on the free agent and trade market could be on Sacramento’s radar?

Sactown Sports’ Kings insider Brenden Nunes joined The Drive Guys this week to discuss some potential options that McNair and Sacramento’s front office could consider as the offseason approaches.

Plus: How critical is next season for Keegan Murray’s development?

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Topics Discussed

  • Should the Kings trade the 13th pick or bring in a young talent to build around?
  • “I would do everything that I can, to make every phone call, to make improvements through trade.”
  • Should Sacramento consider Malik Monk’s uncertain future when making the draft decision?
  • Brenden thinks the Kings should lean towards drafting a wing if they keep the 13th pick.
  • Does Monte McNair have extra motivation to make a move after watching Dallas excel following their deadline deals?
  • If Josh Giddey became available, should Sacramento give OKC a call?
  • Which players on the trade or free agent market does Brenden have his eye on for the Kings?
  • Grant Williams, who currently plays for Charlotte, is a player that Brenden feels would fit in Sacramento.
  • Veteran sharpshooter Bojan Bogdanovic is another player who will be available this summer.
  • How can the Kings address the backup center position?
  • Alex Len’s return will be an option for Sacramento, but Mason Plumlee is another player they could look at.
  • How critical is the next season for Keegan Murray’s development?
  • “[Murray] should really be the second-leading-scorer on this team.”
  • Which names should the Kings target during next month’s NBA Draft?

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When is the next Sacramento Kings off-season date of interest?

The NBA Draft is now a two-night event.

Wednesday, June 26th, will act as the first night of the 2024 NBA Draft, where the Sacramento Kings will make their first-round selection (13th). The second round of the draft will be held on Thursday, June 27th, where the Kings will use its 45th overall pick.

Sacramento hasn’t had a first-round pick since 2022, when it selected Iowa product Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick.

Stay locked into Sactown Sports for all of your Kings draft coverage, including player profiles, reports regarding pre-draft workouts, draft night coverage, and much more.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • 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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