The Sacramento Kings will take a look at free agent point guards this summer as they need a starting PG next season with the expected departure of Rajon Rondo. NBA rumors have linked the team to the top point guards available this summer including Mike Conley, Jeremy Lin and Brandon Jennings.
The salary cap for the 2016-2017 NBA Season is expected to be over $90 million and the Kings have the chance to offer free agents big money especially if Rondo leaves the team.
Hoops Rumors notes the possible point guard acquisitions for the Kings this summer:
“Would Mike Conley consider joining his former head coach in Sacramento? Unlikely, but Joerger’s presence gives the Kings a glimmer of hope toward landing the top free agent point guard on this year’s market,” the report said. “Beyond Conley and Rondo, there are only second-tier options such as Jeremy Lin and Brandon Jennings.”
Among the three PG prospects noted, Lin and Jennings can be available for cheaper contracts compared to Conley, who is expected to demand the maximum salary in free agency. NBA rumors have linked all three to various teams, particularly the teams without a starting point guard on their rosters like the Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks.
The 28-year-old Conley has been with the Memphis Grizzlies the last nine seasons averaging 15.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.2 steals last season while 27-year-old Lin played for the Charlotte Hornets last year and averaged 11.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists in his only year for the team. Meanwhile, the 26-year-old Jennings played limited games last year for the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic average 6.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists.
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Other NBA rumors have Jeremy Lin and Brandon Jennings linked to the Knicks and Nets. Mike Conley is also reportedly considering West powerhouse San Antonio Spurs. Can the Sacramento Kings get one of the top point guards in 2016 free agency?
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