2. Alex Len
Alex Len was merely a depth big for the Kings this past season and he was fine in that role. There really is not much to what Len offered the team this past season and there is a litany of players that can offer a very similar impact that Len offered off the bench.
As predicted, Len’s role in the playoff rotation wasn’t very big. He played only three minutes in Game 7 and overall averaged just 7.9 minutes per game in the playoffs.
Len only played in 26 games for the Kings this past season but made $3.9 million to do so. While that is not that large in the grand scheme of things, that is more expensive than a typical depth big as there are so many in the league that are available for the minimum.
It would suit the Kings to either trust in Richaun Holmes to have a bigger role next season or simply go out and get a cheaper traditional big that can provide depth. Maybe the answer is bringing Len back on a minimum deal but there definitely are better options out there to pursue.
Heck, getting younger at the center position is not a bad idea, either. Len was the third-oldest player on this team and is going to be turning 30 this summer. He already isn’t the most nimble player on the court and that isn’t going to get better with age.