3 Free agents the Kings could sign with the non-taxpayer MLE this summer

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2. De’Anthony Melton 

Unfortunately for the Kings, this free agent class is not filled with high-level guards and wings in Sacramento’s price range. The Kings need more wings/guards who can score, get their own shot, and offer some playmaking while not being a liability on defense, however, especially if Malik Monk leaves in free agency. 

De’Anthony Melton is one of the few options out there that fits that description and will most likely be available for the non-taxpayer MLE. Melton is a solid scorer, averaging around 10 points for the last three seasons, can knock down the three, is a solid defender, and can play anything from point guard to small forward. 

Plus, he has considerable playoff experience and has been a good playmaker with the Philadelphia 76ers this season. He has dished out five or more assists nine times this season. The only huge concern with signing Melton is health. The 25-year-old has never played a full season in his career and has only played 38 games so far this season. 

The Kings might just have to take that risk, though. Especially if Monk does not return, they will need to replace at least some of his production. Keon Ellis and Davion Mitchell do not seem ready to do that yet.