June 28, 2018, 8:10 pm
The Kings might reportedly be willing to use their cap space to take on bad contracts and gain draft picks, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe.
“Only a half-dozen or so teams have pathways to meaningful cap space, and three of them — Atlanta, Chicago and Sacramento — are signaling they plan to use it to take on bad salary, and extract draft picks as the price, sources say.” – ESPN’s Zach Lowe.
The Kings don’t currently own a 2019 draft pick, and taking on a bad contract or two is one way to obtain one. Teams desperate to acquire extra cap space could come calling, per Lowe.
The Nuggets could be open to moving their 2019 first rounder if it allows them to move the contracts of Kenneth Faried or Darrell Arthur. It’s a pick they reportedly tried to move during the draft:
“They [Denver] have to be prepared to attach their 2019 first-rounder, which they feverishly tried to trade during the draft to acquire another pick in the teens after selecting Michael Porter Jr., sources say.” – ESPN.
Sacramento has been linked to free agents such as Jabari Parker, Zach LaVine, Mario Hezonja and Aaron Gordon in recent days, but it’ll be difficult to sign a top young free agent and use their cap space to take on unwanted contracts. It’ll be interesting to see which path they go down, as the countdown to July 1 ramps up.