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

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4. Kessler Edwards

Kessler Edwards has great potential as a wing defender, which is exactly what the Kings need, but Mike Brown obviously does not trust him to produce offensively. As a result, Edwards has barely played all season, stuck in the wing rotation behind Keegan Murray, Harrison Barnes, Chris Duarte, and Sasha Vezenkov. 

He came over from the Brooklyn Nets at the 2023 trade deadline, playing rotational minutes in the regular season before being clued to the bench in the playoffs. Last summer, the Kings exercised his team opinion, and now he is set to enter restricted free agency after the season. 

The Kings don’t really have a role for him right now, and few developmental minutes are available for anyone not named Keegan Murray. Thus, it is unlikely that they will want to keep Edwards around for much longer. The 23-year-old could benefit from a fresh start with a team that is not necessarily trying to compete right now, and the Kings could use the roster spot to sign someone more reliable. 

Depth has been a problem all season long. The bench behind Malik Monk and Trey Lyles has been inconsistent and inexperienced. That has to change if the Kings want to win at the highest level, meaning that Edwards might not be in Sacramento for much longer.