8. Alex Len
Over the summer, the Kings brought Alex Len back on a one-year veteran minimum contract. The 30-year-old big man is the prime example of a player who always stays ready and was solid as a backup big before his injury.
As of December 15, Len is trade-eligible, but he has been reliable for the Kings since 2021, and they would surely like to keep that insurance on their bench.
Plus, Len is not necessarily the kind of player other teams would seek to get in a trade. Most teams would probably rather like a young prospect or Kevin Huerter.
7. JaVale McGee
The Kings signed JaVale McGee to be their primary backup big, adding some much-needed size and rim protection. He quickly developed good chemistry with Monk in the second unit, but in other areas of the game, it didn’t click quite as well.
McGee is currently only averaging 8.5 minutes per game and collected some DNPs, losing minutes to Trey Lyles and Alex Len. He is on a team-friendly deal, however, and provides valuable veteran leadership as well as championship experience.
The Kings might just like to keep that around, and other teams might not be as interested in McGee as in some of the Kings’ other players.