3 Buyout targets the Kings could sign after the trade deadline

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2. Patty Mills

Patty Mills put up the worst statistical numbers since his rookie season during his time with the Hawks. That does not represent who he is as a player, though. 

At 35 years of age, Mills is nearing the end of his basketball career. Nevertheless, he can still be a solid three-point shooter and rather pesky defender. Like Morris, he wouldn’t move the needle very much for the Kings, but he has playoff experience dating back to the 2009-10 season and a championship under his belt.

Mills would not take many shots away from the Kings’ main guys—De’Aaron Fox, Domantas Sabonis, Keegan Murray, and Malik Monk—while adding to the team’s depth. Starting the season, the Kings looked pretty deep. Sasha Vezenkov, Davion Mitchell, Chris Duarte, and JaVale McGee were all supposed to be impactful role players. None of them have really made their presence felt consistently, however, leaving the Kings with Malik Monk and Trey Lyles as their only reliable bench players. 

Sacramento could certainly take a swing by signing the savvy veteran and hope that he can provide a mixture of on-the-court impact and a veteran presence in the locker room. The latter is almost guaranteed, and the former is a real possibility.