4 Kings who definitely won't be back, 3 who shouldn't return next season

These Kings likely won’t return to Sacramento for the 2024-25 season.
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Won’t be back: Alex Len

Len replaced McGee as the primary backup to Domantas Sabonis late in the season, but the 30-year-old failed to impress. He averaged just 2.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 9.9 minutes per game over the final 25 contests. Len played more this season than in 2023, but the Kings need additional production from their backup big man.

The 30-year-old should be at his peak. Fans cannot expect him to be considerably better next season. It will be his 12th in the NBA and he turns 31 this summer.

Len is an unrestricted free agent and will likely sign a minimum contract with a contending team. Sacramento would be wise to move on and add a more trusted option. Len has played in just 74 games in the last two seasons combined and averages 8.2 minutes each night in those contests.

If the Kings part with JaVale McGee and Alex Len, they will need to add a big man in free agency. There will be no shortage of centers available at the minimum. Can Sacramento find a fit behind Sabonis who is eager to dominate in ten to 15 minutes per game? The Kings will only have the minimum to offer, but someone will take it with the belief that they can contend.