#3. Alex Len
One player who we certainly did not see enough of in a Sacramento Kings uniform was Alex Len.
Len a was acquired at the February trade deadline from the Hawks in the deal that sent Dewayne Dedmon to Atlanta. Len was packaged with Jabari Parker, who was thought to be the bigger prize of the two acquisitions. Instead, Len has impressed in his short time in the California capital. His big body is a welcomed presence for a defense that struggles on the interior, but it is his hustle that has set him apart.
Len has been in the middle of nearly every lose ball scramble that the Kings had over the last month of the season, and he has kept a good amount of possessions alive with his activity on the offensive boards. His contributions have been key in a couple of victories for Sacramento as well.
But like Giles, the contract situation for Len is unknown. His contract expires after this season, and he will become an unrestricted free agent. While he won’t exactly be a hot commodity on the open market this summer, there is a chance that another team is able to swoop in and take Len from under Sacramento’s nose.
His current contract pays him $4.3 million, which could be a bit on the high side if we are approximating Len’s potential worth this offseason. He would be a solid backup plan if the Kings are unable to sign Giles, a familiar face whose game we know and is affordable.
But if we are able to pay Len $5 million, then why in the world are we letting Giles go for less than 4?