5 best players the Kings must sign in 2021 NBA free agency
The Sacramento Kings are in a difficult position as they try to build a playoff team. Questionable moves over the years have hindered their ability to make the playoffs. They have already made headlines with the draft selection of guard Davion Mitchell, who is perhaps the most NBA-ready player coming out of the draft. However, this has created a surplus of guards in their rotation that they need to address.
Buddy Hield has been shopped around, but no deal has been made yet. Even after Hield is dealt, they will have De’Aaron Fox, Tyrese Haliburton, and Mitchell all in the rotation. This shows that the Kings used their first-round pick on someone that will be the 6th man for them. Mitchell will be a great player, but it was still a puzzling pick.
The best way for the Kings to improve the roster now is through free agency. They aren’t in the position to compete for a championship and just need to focus on making it to the playoffs.
Here are the 5 best players the Kings must sign in the 2021 NBA free agency.
5. Forward Reggie Bullock
Reggie Bullock is a solid role player that would give the Kings more depth at the wing position. While Bullock isn’t a household name, he has proven his ability to play defense and shoot the three-ball. Last season with the New York Knicks, Bullock averaged 10.9 points per game on 41 percent from behind the arc.
He is expected to receive offers from contending teams but should still be a target for the Kings.
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4. Center Nerlens Noel
Nerlens Noel is a great role-playing center, as shown by his role with the Knicks last season. He averaged 5.1 points per game along with 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks. These numbers may not blow you away other than the shot-blocking ability, but he plays his role well.
The Kings are interested in bringing in Noel and could be a great center for them next season.
3. Center Richaun Holmes
While Noel is a good free-agent center, it would be ideal to bring Richaun Holmes back. Homes knows the scheme and offers more offense than Noel. Last season, Holmes averaged 14.2 points per game along with 8.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks.
If the Kings can resign Holmes, they will have a good starting center.
2. Forward Tim Hardaway Jr.
The Kings need to add depth at wing, and Tim Hardaway Jr. would be a great fit. He is expected to be heavily pursued by many teams, and the Kings need to join in. Hardaway Jr. could be the 3rd or 4th scoring option on the Kings while bringing defensive versatility.
With the Dallas Mavericks last season, Hardaway Jr. averaged 16.6 points per game on 39.1 percent from the three-point line. He elevated his play even more in the playoffs and could bring that playoff experience to the Kings.
1. Center Jarrett Allen
The best free agent that the Kings could bring in is Jarrett Allen. Allen is a promising young center that would be a great fit for the Kings. Last season, Allen averaged 12.8 points per game and 10 rebounds with the potential to become even better. Allen is expected to resign with the Cleveland Cavaliers as he is a restricted free agent, but it doesn’t hurt to offer a contract.
If the Kings can bring in Allen, they will have their center for the future.
The Kings have a lot of key decisions to make in free agency, and it will determine the future of the franchise.