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Richard Jefferson straight trashes Kings’ roster on Twitter

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It was a fairly quiet Monday evening in the NBA. Then, out of the blue, former NBA champion-turned-analyst Richard Jefferson just absolutely trashed the Sacramento Kings on Twitter.

Just an RKO outta nowhere from RJ:

Jefferson even followed up by saying no one on their roster, including Harrison Barnes, who won a title with the Golden State Warriors, can start on a championship contender. He doesn’t even buy the De’Aaron Fox answer:

We’re not quite sure what sparked this tweet from Jefferson, but it may have had something to do with the Kings not matching the Atlanta Hawks’ four-year, $72 million offer sheet for Bogdan Bogdanovic.

That whole Bogdanovic situation was quite the ordeal for Sacramento. The Kings initially thought they were getting a couple of young pieces (Donte DiVincenzo, D.J. Wilson) from the Milwaukee Bucks in a sign-and-trade involving Bogdanovic, but that fell apart. Instead, Sacramento is left with nothing by not matching the deal.

Letting a quality player in Bogdanovic walk without getting anything in return isn’t the greatest look for a Kings franchise that has been struggling for a while now. Perhaps Jefferson agrees that this was the wrong move.

Let’s check out the Kings’ regular rotation. Of course, they have De’Aaron Fox leading the way, with rookie Tyrese Haliburton now in place as another point guard. Buddy Hield is still on the team, despite openly wanting a trade. Perhaps Bogdanovic walking will help mend fences with Hield, but there’s work to do there. Marvin Bagley III, Harrison Barnes, Richaun Holmes, Nemanja Bjelica, Jabari Parker, and Cory Joseph probably round out their upcoming rotation for the 2020-21 season, assuming there are no other moves.

So, just looking at the names, Richard Jefferson might not be that far off. It’s hard to say you’d trust many or any of these guys to start on a championship contender. They will have to show some serious development under Luke Walton to make a run for the playoffs.