3 Free agents the Sacramento Kings can now target after draft night trade

Jerami Grant, Portland Trail Blazers. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Kyle Kuzma, Washington Wizards
Kyle Kuzma, Washington Wizards. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports /

3. Kyle Kuzma

Kyle Kuzma’s name has been circulating in Sacramento Kings’ fan discussions as potentially their top target this offseason. The 27-year-old forward might be exactly what the Kings need next season, rather than Cam Johnson and Jerami Grant, who are more impressive shooters. In his fifth NBA season and second season on the Washington Wizards, Kyle Kuzma averaged 21.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game on 45/33/73 shooting splits.

The 6’9″ power forward has struggled with consistent shooting, but his rebounding and defense make him as valuable as the sharpshooters on this list. With a 7’0″ wingspan and the mentality to not back down from a defensive challenge, Kuzma can guard all positions.

Even though he shot 33% from deep last season, he shot 40% on corner threes, which is necessary for any free agent the Kings are looking to sing. Kuzma is coming off his highest-volume season, as he showed off his shot-creating and shot-making ability.

With Washington looking to rebuild after trading away Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle Kuzma leaving the team could be next. Reports suggest Kuzma could be toward the top of the Kings’ free agency list. Following declining his player option with Washington, Kuzma is likely on the move, and Sacramento has the money to spend on him.

While there is a chance he is not the best fit on this list, Kuzma would be interesting to see in the Kings’ starting lineup, specifically how he would play next to Keegan Murray and Domantas Sabonis. A pass-first big man like Sabonis would be helpful for any of the three players on this list.