deal canceled: Malik Monk has terminate a three-year, $16.8 million contract extension offered by the Sacramento Kings after…..

The Sacramento Kings are aiming to rebound after missing the 2023-24 NBA playoffs, and league insider Mark Medina believes that re-signing Malik Monk in free agency should be a top priority to maintain roster continuity.

Following their failure to qualify for the 2023–24 playoffs due to a disappointing loss to the New Orleans Pelicans in their final Play-In tournament game, the Kings face crucial decisions regarding their strategy for the 2024 off-season.

With All-Stars De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis—who are likely untouchable—leading the team, Sacramento must create cap space to make significant upgrades around their stars.

Malik Monk Should Be Kings''Priority Number One'

After a breakout season, Kings guard Keon Ellis may have secured a future role with the organization thanks to his strong two-way play and his affordable three-year, $5 million contract, which includes a club option for the 2025-26 season. This contract could facilitate a series of moves for players leaving Sacramento.

One player the Kings might consider trading is Kevin Huerter, who is set to earn $16.8 million next season. Given his significant shooting slump during the 2023-24 season, his salary might be seen as too burdensome, especially with Fox and Sabonis commanding over $75 million in cap space next season.

Another potential trade candidate is veteran Harrison Barnes. Trading Barnes could free up $54 million in cap space for the Kings, allowing them to bring in a stronger supporting cast for their stars and starters.

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