Hornets: has a free-agent post with potential free-agent targets for the Sacramento Kings.
Our focus now switches to the Sacramento Kings. Moreover, as part of our ongoing series. Which players the Charlotte Hornets should seek in free agency. The Kings concluded the season with a 30-52 record, enough for 12th place in the Western Conference. Sac-Town has their potential future three of Domantas. Sabonis, De’Aaron Fox, and Davion Mitchell after trading for them midway through the season.
The Rulers are anticipated to be very dynamic within 2022. With a displeased Richaun Holmes on their list for the up-and-coming season. Trey Lyles has a $2.56 million team option with the club. They should most likely take this on. Since, Lyles was a part of Sacramento’s rotation this season, and his team-friendly contract keeps them afloat for the time being.
The Kings have Neemias Queta (a rostered NBA player) and Donte DiVincenzo on the restricted free agent side of things. The Hornets has no interest in Quetta, and DiVincenzo will most likely be too pricey to pursue. For this reason, DiVincenzo’s shooting and excellent defensive play would fit nicely with the Hornets’ system.
Hornets Charlotte’s backcourt is stocking with talent in the starting lineup.
As for unrestricted free agents, the Kings could lose Damian Jones, Josh Jackson, and Jeremy Lamb in the open market. Moreover, Jackson has been underwhelmed in his four professional years so far. He should not be a priority for the Hornets this offseason.
In addition, Jones, on the other hand, has shown to be a capable big man in today’s NBA. However, Jones may provide defense. Rebound for a Hornets team that is lacking in both of those facets of the game. Due to his limited offensive usage.
Lamb may be the most eye-catching of the three for the Hornets. Lamb could easily fit into Charlotte’s rotation as an excellent shooter and above-average playmaker.
While the Hornets are unlikely to pursue any of the Kings’ free agents, they could make an offer for DiVincenzo. Charlotte is unlikely to sign the young winger. Despite, it’s never a bad idea to offer a restricted free agent a deal just to see what happens.