6 Players who might play their last game in a Kings’ uniform soon

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5. JaVale McGee

The Kings signed McGee to a one-year deal over the summer to provide rim protection and size. In limited minutes, he has provided that but overall it has not been a great season for the big man. 

With Domantas Sabonis playing heavy minutes pretty much every night and Mike Brown often going to Trey Lyles as the small-ball five, there is not much time left for a backup center. Lately, McGee hasn’t been playing at all, however.

Alex Len has gotten the minutes instead. McGee’s championship experience and veteran voice are important, but he is not positively impacting the team on the court. After the season, he will be an unrestricted free agent and might have to find a new team. 

Keegan Murray leads the team in blocks right now, followed by Malik Monk, and rim protection has been a problem all season long. It is time to shake up the big man rotation and bring in some new energy rather than always going back to the familiar faces. 

Preferably, the Kings will try to find a backup big who can stretch the floor as well as protect the rim and maybe even play next to Sabonis when necessary. The Kings are an incredibly small team, and sometimes it hurts them, especially since both of their current backup bigs are low-impact players.