The Sacramento Kings continue their bargain bin shopping spree this week by adding another NBA veteran as center Frank Kaminsky has reportedly signed a one-year nonguaranteed deal at the veteran minimum to join the team and battle with the recently inked Hassan Whiteside for minutes in the middle.
Drafted in 2015 out of Wisconsin by the Charlotte Hornets with the ninth overall pick, Kaminsky was never able to establish himself in the league. Over five seasons he has career averages of 9.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.6 points. He was projected to be an outside threat at both the 4 and 5 positions but has only hit 34.7 percent of his three-pointers and basically flamed out of the NBA by the end of the 2019-20 season as a forgotten member of the Phoenix Suns.
General manager Monte McNair is apparently hoping the 7-*footer can be re-invented in Sacramento. The team needs more outside shooting from their bigs as Marvin Bagley, Richaun Holmes, Jabari Parker, and Whiteside all struggle outside the paint. If Frank can find his outside shot, it would open the middle up for the bigs to work down low and allow De’Aaron Fox to drive in for easy buckets.
Clearly this team is focusing on the core and evaluating the youth, while filling the edges with cheap vets on 1-year deals to pass the time.
Sorry, I just couldn't resist.