The Sacramento Kings have won the NBA offseason so far

MIAMI, FLORIDA – APRIL 19: Kevin Huerter #3 of the Atlanta Hawks looks on during the second quarter of game two of the Eastern Conference first round at the FTX Arena on April 19, 2022 in Miami, Florida to win so far the NBA offseason. NOTICE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and/or using this photograph, the user agrees to the terms of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The Sacramento Kings have won the offseason so far.

Okay, that might sound a bit crazy when you think about it, but for what their goal is, they’ve made the best possible decisions for the franchise. They should definitely be in contention for the playoffs next season.

Sacramento’s goal for this summer was to have a capable squad centered around De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis, and they’ve met that goal at every turn.

Let’s go through their main features.

The Sacramento Kings have won the NBA offseason so far

First and foremost, most people will see draft night as a failure. The Kings selected Keegan Murray over Jaden Ivey with the fourth overall pick in the draft.

While most believe that the kings were looking for suitability rather than talent, in reality they only used it as one of their conditions. They just like Murray more.

Just because most people think Ivey will be better than Murray doesn’t mean he will be, and even if he is, the gap might not be that big. So the Kings picked a player who was a better fit, not believing there was a huge talent gap between the two. This is intelligent drawing.

Next we have her first move of NBA Free Agency signing Malik Monk. The Kings signed a two-year, $19 million contract on the first night of free agency.

This was a massive win for the Kings as Monk just wrapped up the best season of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers. He should be a great fit as a spark plug goalscorer off the bench for the Kings.

And most recently, Sacramento was traded for Kevin Hurter. They sent out Justin Holiday, Mo Harkless, and a first-round pick and got the young sharpshooter in return.

Huerter’s size and shooting abilities should make him a perfect candidate for Sacramento’s shooting guard alongside Fox, creating a potential starting lineup of Fox, Huerter, Barnes, Murray and Sabonis.

The Kings may be the laughing stock of the NBA, but so far they’ve been doing everything right this offseason.

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