While the Sacramento Kings have had a solid young core for the past few seasons, injuries and lack of production seem to have kept them out of the playoffs. In fact, they haven’t made the playoffs since the 2005-06 season.
The biggest question mark coming into this season is the health of Marvin Bagley. Although he has been viewed to this point as the sidekick to De’Aaron Fox, he has the talent to be the best player on this entire Kings roster. If Bagley, Fox, and the rest of this Sacramento core can stay healthy for a full season, they could have a shot at ending their playoff drought.
Kings Roster Additions
|Tyrese Haliburton||Draft (12th)|
|Robert Woodard II||Draft (40th)|
|Jahmi’us Ramsey||Draft (43rd)|
|Frank Kaminsky||Free Agency (PHX)|
|Chimezie Metu||Free Agency (SAS)|
|Glenn Robinson III||Free Agency (PHI)|
|Hassan Whiteside||Free Agency (POR)|
- Hassan Whiteside: When it comes to bigs in the NBA, Whiteside’s name isn’t mentioned enough. While he has his flaws, Whiteside is extremely productive when it comes to scoring and cleaning the glass.
- Tyrese Haliburton: While they lost Bogdan Bogdanovic in free agency, the Kings have no room to panic with Haliburton entering their locker room. Considered one of the best guards in the entire 2020 draft class, he will be excellent now and in the future alongside Fox in the backcourt.
Kings Roster Subtractions
|Kent Bazemore||Free Agency (GSW)|
|Bogdan Bogdanovic||Free Agency (ATL)|
|Harry Giles||Free Agency (POR)|
|Justin James||Free Agency (MIL)|
|Alex Len||Free Agency (TOR)|
|Corey Brewer||Free Agency|
|Yogi Ferrell||Free Agency|
- Bogdan Bogdanovic: One of the most underrated guards in the league, Bogdanovic is a pure scorer. While the guard rotation seemed crowded the past few years with both him and Buddy Hield, losing Bogdanovic for nothing in return isn’t ideal.
- Harry Giles: His numbers don’t jump off the page, but Harry Giles has an extreme amount of potential and is still only 22 years old. While he was never a huge part of the Kings’ rotation, they could look back in a few years and wonder why they let him walk in free agency.