Breaking down Kings roster situation heading into NBA Draft and free agency

Plan to maintain and improve about to be put to the test

General manager Monte McNair with assistant GM Wes Wilcox

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The 2023 NBA Draft is a little over two weeks away and it’s time to start looking heavily at potential draft picks, as well as free agent targets. Before we start tossing names around, a deep dive into the current state of the Kings’ financial situation is warranted.

Monte McNair and Wes Wilcox have a complicated puzzle in front of them. They struck gold last summer, adding three tremendous rotational pieces in Kevin Huerter, Malik Monk and Keegan Murray. The results were a complete franchise turnaround and a three seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

With expectations rising in Sacramento, McNair and his group now have to balance improving the overall talent of this team with next summer’s free agent situation that includes both Monk and All-NBA center Domantas Sabonis.

The Kings have needs to fill if they hope to improve on their breakout 2022-23 campaign, but it won’t be simple. Here is a look at the team’s current financial and roster situation as we build to the June 22 NBA Draft and the start of free agency on June 30.

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