2. Jerami Grant
A more conservative free-agent option, Grant has become a quietly effective player in the NBA. Coming off a career year in Portland, Grant shot 47.5% from the field, 40.1% beyond the arc, and averaged 35.7 minutes per game – all career highs. He also recorded his second season of over 20 PPG (22.3 during the 2020-21 season with Detroit).
Grant has become a player that NBA teams covet because of his energy, defense, versatility, and humbleness. He would not only plug-and-play effectively for the Kings, but he would be an upgrade in nearly every facet over Harrison Barnes, who Sacramento likely sees leave in free agency in this scenario.
Grant’s off-ball presence would allow De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis to continue to be dynamic in their two-man action and dribble handoffs while also enabling them to be a secondary option when needed in the offense. He would elevate Sacramento defensively, giving the Kings someone who could guard the opposing team’s top option each night.
Grant is not necessarily not a home run option, especially at the potential price, but is a proven player that is consistent. Regardless, if Sacramento truly wants to go all-in, Grant is a player this off-season period they could target who fits the bill for the Kings and could make them even more potent.