After nearly two decades of being the butt of the NBA, the Sacramento Kings were finally able to put together a solid season during the 2022–23 campaign, clinching the third seed in the Western Conference and ending the longest playoff drought in the NBA.
With the Kings knowing they have a talented roster that could be able to compete for quite some time, Sacramento is entering this offseason with hopes of keeping their roster intact while adding a few pieces here and there.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, on Wednesday the Kings made a move to address their roster for next season, with the team opting for Kesler Edwards.
Sources tell ESPN that the Sacramento Kings are picking up Kesler Edwards’ $1.9 million team option for the 2023-2024 season.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) 28 June 2023
Although he didn’t play a significant role on the team last season, head coach Mike Brown and company still see some potential in the Pepperdine product and are willing to pay $1.9 million for him to move on.
The real question from here is whether the Kings will make a big splash in NBA free agency, as the team will have enough cap space to make one or two significant contributors to the team.
The most recent rumors have the Kings as a possible contender for veteran forward Draymond Green if the four-time NBA champion is not sold upon his return to the Golden State Warriors or if the team plans to make him a lowball offer in free agency. Has been
The inclusion of Green would be a solid addition to the team and could be enough to get them where they want to compete with the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets in the West.
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