4 Big men free agents the Kings need to target

Kings' Domantas Sabonis. Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
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Jakob Poeltl, Toronto Raptors
Jakob Poeltl, Toronto Raptors. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Jakob Poeltl

Jakob Poeltl, despite being the only player on this list that can not shoot threes, impresses me a ton. A frontcourt duo of Sabonis and Poeltl would be amazing, and I think it would allow them both to play at their highest level. This season for the Toronto Raptors, Poeltl averaged 13.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, and 1.2 steals.

Poeltl has a great touch around the rim, but his court awareness is the most impressive aspect of his game. Whether it is rebound positioning, knowing where open guys or open space on the floor are, or knowing where to position himself to catch a pass for an easy dunk, Poeltl always knows what is happening on the court.

The defensive presence of Poeltl would help tremendously with this Kings team. The biggest question most Kings fans would have is about his shooting, and although it is the biggest weakness in his game, he has enough to make up for it. Playing next to Domantas Sabonis and Keegan Murray as the four and three, respectively, Poeltl could take a step back on offense while being a defensive and rebounding anchor on this Kings team.

While the spacing between Sabonis and Poeltl raises a concern, this is where I would like to see Sabonis play similarly to what he did in Indiana and use his mid-range and three-point game more.

Poeltl is a cheaper and younger option than Brook Lopez, as he is only 27 with his current deal worth under $10 million per year.