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ESPN’s Bobby Marks on the Sacramento Kings offseason

May 3, 2024, 12:30 PM

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: Keegan Murray #13 of the Sacramento Kings (2nd L) reacts with...

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A crucial offseason awaits the Sacramento Kings, but how can they make moves to upgrade the roster?

Former NBA front office executive and current ESPN analyst Bobby Marks put his salary cap expertise to work by creating an offseason preview for the Kings that covers plenty of topics that fans might have been wondering about.

How much money can Sacramento really offer Malik Monk in free agency? Has this current group plateaued?

Marks dives into some big upcoming storylines below:

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Along with addressing the Kings’ chances of retaining Monk in free agency, Marks addresses other topics of note, such as:

  • The importance of Sacramento’s 13th selection in June’s NBA Draft (Marks thinks the pick will be better than any potential veteran minimum free agent deals)
  • De’Aaron Fox’s potential contract extension that could increase to five years, $346 million if he makes an All-NBA team next season.
  • How much cap space general manager Monte McNair will have to work with
  • Are the Kings close to the luxury tax? If so, what happens if they go over?

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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