Sacramento Kings: Analyzing the team’s 3 biggest offseason questions

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2. What to do with loaded frontcourt?

If there is one area that the Kings find themselves stacked at, it is their monstrous frontcourt and the incredible depth between the power forward and center positions.

With several players at these positions hitting free agency, the Kings will likely face some difficult decisions. In their frontcourt, four players will become free agents as soon as the season ends: Marvin BagleyHarry Giles, Alex Len, and Jabari Parker.

The most notable is Bagley, who is almost guaranteed to return as the former No. 2 overall draft selection is on a team option worth almost $8 million, a steal for them.

As for the other players, Len and Parker seem the most likely to be let go as they came over from the Atlanta Hawks in a trade centered around Dewayne Dedmon mid-season. Parker played in just one game for the Kings, and Len played nine.

Not much of a sample size between the two, which makes it hard to believe they will be back in Sacramento next season, particularly with who they currently have at the positions.

Harry Giles, on the other hand, appears likely to remain with the Kings. Celebrating his 22nd birthday today, Giles is the second-youngest player on the roster and has only played two seasons.

Although the growth between his rookie and sophomore seasons do not show much growth, Sacramento will likely give the big man another opportunity to prove himself.

As for the other member of their frontcourt who is under contract until next offseason, the Kings should look to make any accommodations that would help keep Richaun Holmes long-term.

The 26-year-old has a career year for Sacramento as he averaged new career-highs in points, rebounds, blocks, steals, and several other categories.

Holmes bounced around the league the past few years, but has seemingly found a new home with the Sacramento Kings and will likely be a key piece for years to come. The Kings’ frontcourt is undoubtedly loaded, but something has to give this offseason.