As the Sacramento Kings close out what can only be described as a franchising-defining season, tough decisions inevitably linger just around the corner. For all the positives that can and will be taken away from this bounce-back year eventually, solutions are needed to continue the franchise’s new trajectory.
Yes, the faces of the Kings franchise, De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis, are locked and loaded as the teams’ superstar duo moving forward. Keegan Murray, who is having a spectacular rookie season by all measures, is a massive part of what the team will look like in the coming years.
Even lesser role players are somewhat solidified. Specifically recent signings or additions such as Kevin Huerter and Malik Monk. Both have proven their value after the Kings showed faith in what they could be on the court and after each of their debut seasons in Sacramento, it’s safe to say they both have a few more years on the horizon.
Huerter is a great fit not only in the starting lineup but specifically alongside Fox in the backcourt. He has had his most consistent and impactful season as an NBA player because of the strong fit he has with Fox on the court.
Monk is the leader of the bench unit and will be for the next few years. His game is perfect for that role and he has shown on multiple occasions how he can be the sole difference-maker needed to win a game.
While these players have all flashed at times, or in one case, proven to be a steady presence night in and night out, each of their futures are more up in the air than the previously discussed players.