Should the Sacramento Kings target Obi Toppin in free agency?

Jun 13, 2024, 7:42 AM

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 30: Obi Toppin #1 of the Indiana Pacers takes a shot against the Milwa...

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The Sacramento Kings are expected to be active this offseason as they look to upgrade a roster that fell one win short of making the 2024 NBA Playoffs.

While it’s tough to pinpoint a singular move that can lift the Kings from Play-In territory to a perineal postseason contender, rounding out the roster and rotation will be a priority for general manager Monte McNair.

During this week’s action on Stiles & Watkins with Allen Stiles and Chris Watkins, the guys highlighted Indiana Pacers forward Obi Toppin, who will enter restricted free agency at the end of this month (June 30th) when the NBA’s free agent negotiating window opens.

Toppin, 26, set career highs across the board in 2023-24, most notably in points per game (10.3), rebounds per game (3.9), field goal percentage (57%), and three-point field goal percentage (40%).

Although the Kings already have two stretch forwards on the roster, could they look to extend an offer sheet to Toppin as they seek trades elsewhere that could send one or both of Trey Lyles and Sasha Vezenkov to new situations?

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Topics Discussed: Obi Toppin

  • What is Toppin’s ceiling as an NBA player?
  • Is signing Toppin a better option than trading assets for Kyle Kuzma?
  • “His athleticism is definitely the thing that sticks out… He’s got the tools to be a good defender.”
  • Should Sacramento kick the tires on extending a contract offer to Toppin?
  • Would Toppin be a starter or bench piece?
  • Toppin’s playoff experience would exceed most players on the Kings’ roster
  • Can Toppin play the small forward position?
  • If Sacramento signs Toppin, would Trey Lyles slide over to the backup five?

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When is the next NBA 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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