Sacramento Kings: Offseason Summary 2020

by December 14, 2020
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Marvin Bagley of the Sacramento Kings

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

PlayerTransaction
Tyrese Haliburton Draft (12th)
Robert Woodard IIDraft (40th)
Jahmi’us RamseyDraft (43rd)
Frank KaminskyFree Agency (PHX)
Chimezie Metu Free Agency (SAS)
Glenn Robinson III Free Agency (PHI)
Hassan Whiteside Free Agency (POR)

Biggest Acquisitions

  • 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

PlayerTransaction
Kent Bazemore Free Agency (GSW)
Bogdan Bogdanovic Free Agency (ATL)
Harry GilesFree Agency (POR)
Justin JamesFree Agency (MIL)
Alex Len Free Agency (TOR)
Corey BrewerFree Agency
Yogi FerrellFree Agency

Biggest Losses

  • 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.

All NBA Team Offseason Summaries

AtlanticCentralSoutheast
BostonChicagoAtlanta
BrooklynClevelandCharlotte
New YorkDetroitMiami
PhiladelphiaIndianaOrlando
TorontoMilwaukeeWashington
NorthwestPacificSouthwest
DenverGolden StateDallas
MinnesotaLA ClippersMemphis
OklahomaLA LakersNew Orleans
PortlandPhoenixHouston
UtahSacramentoSan Antonio
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