With just hours remaining until the start of free agency, the Sacramento Kings are making their final preparations as they try to improve their roster to make the playoffs next season. The Kings aren't a premier destination, so while they aren't targeting any of the big names available, there are a few players the Kings will try to land this offseason. Here are all the latest Kings rumors and news you need to know:
Kings to trade for Monroe?
Even though DeMarcus Cousins has played center throughout his entire NBA career for the Kings, Sacramento is exploring other options at the position, thinking Cousins can play power forward. One player they're targeting in particular to pair with Cousins is Greg Monroe, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe:
The Kings are capable of untold horrors. Monroe is available, but Milwaukee can't wring anything good for a guy who could bolt in a year -- in part because this free-agency class market is packed with centers. The Pelicans have explored a Monroe-Anthony Davis partnership before, but they are hopeful Omer Asik will rebound after a dreadful season; they are in no rush to waive him via the stretch provision, allowing them to spread his remaining guaranteed money, sources say. Still: they will watch the market for centers, including Monroe.
Monroe had a down year in Milwaukee has he failed to really find his place with the team, but still averaged 15.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game last season.
Sacramento targeting Crabbe
The Kings are looking for a starting shooting guard and desperately need to add shooting to their roster, and they've targeting Allen Crabbe as a guy who can fill both of those needs. Leo Baes of Cowbell Kingdom reports that Sacramento plans to make an offer to Crabbe in the coming days:
Sources have confirmed to Cowbell Kingdom that the Kings are among the teams interested in 24-year-old restricted free agent, Allen Crabbe from the Portland Trail Blazers.
Crabbe averaged 10.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game last season while backing up Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum in Portland's guard rotation.
Waiters another target
Another restricted free agency shooting guard that the Kings have their eye on is Dion Waiters, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey:
In addition to the Sixers, a source confirmed that Waiters is attracting interest from the Sacramento Kings. Oklahoma City will be able to match any offer sheet Waiters signs with another team. So Waiters can talk to other teams and sign an offer, but the Thunder will have the final say in where he ends up.
Even though OKC can match any offer to bring Waiters back, they may not be willing to do that. They acquired Victor Oladipo in a trade with the Orlando Magic, and are working to clear cap space to sign Al Horford.
Kings extend qualifying offer to Curry
Sacramento took steps to keep one of their more promising young players yesterday, extending a qualifying offer to Seth Curry to make him a restricted free agent:
And don't forget, the Kings extended a qualifying offer to Seth Curry, so he's a restricted free agent.— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) June 29, 2016
Curry played in a career-high 44 games last season, including nine starts.Back to the Sacramento Kings Newsfeed