Sacramento Kings: 1 Free Agent to steal from each division rival

Domantas Sabonis, Sacramento Kings Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
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Mason Plumlee, Los Angeles Clippers. Damion Lee, Phoenix Suns
Mason Plumlee (44), Los Angeles Clippers. Damion Lee (10), Phoenix Suns. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images) /

Los Angeles Clippers: Mason Plumlee, C

The Sacramento Kings could be on the search for a backup center, and Mason Plumlee could be their guy. With Alex Len entering free agency and Richaun Holmes headlining the Kings trade block, Plumlee could be a great option to come in and fill that role. Plumlee is a surprisingly skilled seven-footer who has more highlight plays than you would think.

In the 2022-23 season,  Plumlee averaged 10.8 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game on 68% shooting from the field while splitting his time with the Charlotte Hornets and Clippers. His two biggest strengths were on display: rebounding and playmaking.

Plumlee is a fantastic rebounder, which has been a weak spot for the Kings. Outside of Domantas Sabonis, there was a lack of rebounding ability on the Kings squad. While Plumlee is not one of the league’s best rebounders like Sabonis, his presence off the bench for Sacramento would be what this team needs.

Plumlee’s playmaking ability is another impressive part of his game. His shocking ball-handling skill is occasionally put on display, but his passing ability is always shown. The second unit of the Kings often struggled with moving the ball as well as the starters did, so Plumlee coming in would help as another player creating with the ball in their hands.

While Plumlee can not shoot threes, as he has made two in his 10-year career. This lack of shooting would make it hard for him to play alongside Sabonis, but their playmaking abilities are similar, so it is possible.