Reynolds: The Sacramento Kings need to upgrade 2 starting spots

May 7, 2024, 12:00 PM

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After snapping a 17-year playoff drought in 2023, the Sacramento Kings narrowly missed another first-round appearance in 2024.

As the offseason inches closer, Kings legend Jerry Reynolds joined The Drive Guys to answer some pressing questions that general manager Monte McNair will have to address in the coming months.

Should Sacramento look to upgrade a starting spot? How about… two starting spots?

Plus: Will the Kings get involved in the sweepstakes for a big name this summer? Jerry talks about it all below:

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Sacramento Kings Talking Points

  • Where do the Kings go from here?
  • Jerry thinks Sacramento should look to upgrade to starting spots, starting with the two-spot
  • Could Kevin Huerter slot back into the role if he’s healthy?
  • “If you can’t get somebody better, you don’t trade him.” – Jerry on Huerter
  • Harrison Barnes’ starting spot is another that Jerry says the Kings should address
  • Malik Monk’s free agency could leave a scar on Sacramento’s bench
  • The Kings’ 13th pick in the NBA Draft could come in handy in strengthening the rotation
  • “There have been major stars there [at 13th].”
  • Jerry says that scouts have told him there will be good players on the board at 13th
  • Could Sacramento get involved in the chase for Paul George or Jimmy Butler?
  • “I think we’ve seen the best of Jimmy Butler.”
  • Is it worth it for the Kings to make a big swing?
  • “I wouldn’t. I think this time has a four-to-five-year window, probably.”

Listen to The Drive Guys from 2 to 6 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140. You can also subscribe to their podcast here.

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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