The Sacramento Kings found their success at the center position with Domantas Sabonis. From there, it was a battle between the backups on who could crack the rotation between Richaun Holmes, Alex Len, and Chimezie Metu. It turns out none of them played that much. Most of the time, especially in the playoffs, the Kings decided to play small ball with the second unit.
While I still believe it is best when having some size off the bench, I think the Kings will address that through free agency or the draft. Alex Len and Chimezie Metu are pending free agency, and Richaun Holmes is making $12 million per year to play 8 minutes per game. It is time to move on from these big men, starting with trading Richaun Holmes.
These are three potential trade destinations for Holmes and realistic mock trades that would help out the Kings:
1. Dallas Mavericks
Reggie Bullock, coming off his 10th year in the NBA, would be a great fit for the Sacramento Kings. The sharpshooter averaged 7.2 points per game this season, shooting 38% from three. He also had a career-high in rebounds, averaging 3.6 per game. Bullock is an average defender, and his offense is limited besides his long-range shot.
I believe both teams would be happy with a player swap here, as the Kings are looking for a backup wing who can shoot, and the Mavericks need help with their big-man depth. The Mavericks had two centers in their main rotation this year: Christian Wood and Dwight Powell, who are both entering free agency.
With the Kings having their two small forwards entering free agency, Harrison Barnes and Terence Davis, they look for wing depth here and acquire a sharpshooter.
With Richaun Holmes making $12 million next year and Reggie Bullock making $10.4 million, Sacramento saves some money and upgrades their second unit.