The Sacramento Kings may have lost in the first round of the playoffs, but their season was as far from a failure as it gets. The Kings ended the longest postseason drought in American professional sports and took the reigning champions all the way to a Game 7. The future’s bright in California’s capital.
Next season, however, the Kings won’t be the cute upstart finally breaking through anymore. Instead, they’ll have a much larger target on their back – Mike Brown’s team won’t be overlooked again.
With their season extinguished on Sunday, it won’t be long before the Kings start plotting how they could “Light the Beam” deeper into the postseason next year.
What moves should the Sacramento Kings make in the offseason to build on the success of the 2022-23 campaign?
Like any team, the Kings have a plethora of free agents set to hit the market over the summer. Many are not critical of the franchise’s future, but all eyes will be on what Sacramento decides to do about talented wing Harrison Barnes.
Another agenda item regards the future of Domantas Sabonis, who hit superstar status this season. He’s not going anywhere over the summer, but he is eligible for an extension prior to free agency following the 2023-24 season. The Kings will likely want to get that done.
Plus, the Kings will have to make the same pesky decisions every franchise needs to make this time of the year, such as whether or not to hit the phones on some trades and what to do with the NBA Draft. Here are three moves the Sacramento Kings should consider this summer.