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4th of 5 part series - 2013 Free Agents - The swinging door- Power Forwards

Ok so we have been talking more about free agency lately and I figured now would be a good time to roll out a series of posts regarding the free agents at each position. Utilizing HoopsWorld.com free agent list I put this in a little bit more of a readable format.

Now we talk about Power Forwards, Currently on the Sacramento Kings we are looking at the following players coming back next year assuredly

Jason Thompson - Averaging 10.9pts and 6.7 rebounds in just under 28 minutes a game this season. I know a lot pf people aren't 100% on JT's game, but if you look at his production in just 28 minutes a game, he actually isnt bad at this position. I think he makes a way better Center, and would like whomever the coach is to play him closer to basket. He continued to play second fiddle to starting center DeMarcus Cousins, occasionally stepping up his game when Cousins had to miss time due to injury or suspension. He is one of the most stalwart players in the league missing only 16 out of 394 possible games, even with breaking his back. Per 36 he would be averaging 14/8.6 which is not half bad for a guy who has dealt with being the longest tenured king and having to battle with the never ending plethora of PF's the Kings have brought in including Patterson, Brockman, Landry, Darnell Jackson, Donte, Hickson, Whiteside and of course our favorite Thomas Robinson. I have seen him rated at regular season end anywhere from 15-21st amongst PF's in league, And dont get me wrong he would be an exceptional 3rd big on any team. I think he is right on cusp of starter material for 1/2 the NBA teams, and I think with a proper coach he could do exceptionally well in the next several years.

Patrick Patterson - Havent seen a lot of him. Once he arrived in Sacramento mid-season, his role was reduced to a bench player. He averaged 24 mpg after the trade, all while his offensive role was reduced from when he was on Rockets. I see him as a fringe starter kind of like JT, but is a better fit with DMC then JT on the floor (Also because they have been using him closer to basket)

Other-

James Johnson Went over him in SF post

Chuck Hayes - Will go over him in Centers post

So where do we go from here? Do we trade for someone, or have a look at the list and tell me, would you sign any of these guys for next year.

I know people have been talking about a bigger more defensive/rebounding Center to put next to Cousins, but I dont think that Cousins could stay with PF's in league, so that might be an issue.

I think if you move a big then you move Patterson/Hayes before JT (I know JT has bigger contract, but being able to play both positions well, never bitching about his playing time, and being one of the most durable players in the league counts for quite a bit). I also think i like a bench unit of Patterson and JT playing together, while attempting to move Hayes and bring back Cole Aldrich as your 5th big. My opinion is to stand pat here, or move Thornton/Hayes/Pick for a big to put next to Cousins and some relief for a team , and use JT as 3rd big off bench.

Name

Team

Previous

Next Salary

Type

Jason Smith

New Orleans Pelicans

$2,500,000

$2,500,000

Non Guaranteed

Lance Thomas

New Orleans Pelicans

$762,195

$884,293

Non Guaranteed

Matt Bonner

San Antonio Spurs

$3,630,000

$3,945,000

Non Guaranteed

Al Harrington

Orlando Magic

$6,687,400

$7,148,600

Non Guaranteed

P.J. Tucker

Phoenix Suns

$762,195

$884,293

Non Guaranteed

Jared Jeffries

Portland Trail Blazers

$1,475,106

$1,541,486

Non Guaranteed

Kevin Jones

Cleveland Cavaliers

$390,027

$788,872

Non Guaranteed

Jeff Adrien

Charlotte Bobcats

$653,356

$916,099

Non Guaranteed

Rashard Lewis

Miami Heat

$1,352,181

$1,399,507

Player Option

Charlie Villanueva

Detroit Pistons

$8,060,000

$8,580,000

Player Option

Carl Landry

Golden State Warriors

$4,000,000

$4,000,000

Player Option

Boris Diaw

San Antonio Spurs

$4,500,000

$4,702,500

Player Option

Kwame Brown

Philadelphia 76ers

$2,819,044

$2,945,901

Player Option

Ivan Johnson

Atlanta Hawks

$962,195

$1,202,744

Qualifying Offer

Austin Daye

Memphis Grizzlies

$2,958,077

$4,135,392

Qualifying Offer

Tyler Hansbrough

Indiana Pacers

$3,055,259

$4,225,423

Qualifying Offer

Jeff Pendergraph

Indiana Pacers

$1,500,000

$1,875,000

Qualifying Offer

James Johnson

Sacramento Kings

$2,812,006

$3,950,868

Qualifying Offer

Dante Cunningham

Minnesota Timberwolves

$2,090,000

$2,180,000

Team Option

Jarvis Varnado

Miami Heat

$217,301

$788,872

Team Option

Anthony Tolliver

Atlanta Hawks

$854,389

Unrestricted Free Agent

Andray Blatche

Brooklyn Nets

$854,389

Unrestricted Free Agent

Luke Walton

Cleveland Cavaliers

$6,091,363

Unrestricted Free Agent

Chris Wilcox

Boston Celtics

$854,389

Unrestricted Free Agent

Elton Brand

Dallas Mavericks

$2,100,500

Unrestricted Free Agent

Brandon Wright

Dallas Mavericks

$992,680

Unrestricted Free Agent

Jason Maxiell

Detroit Pistons

$5,000,000

Unrestricted Free Agent

David West

Indiana Pacers

$10,000,000

Unrestricted Free Agent

Earl Clark

Los Angeles Lakers

$1,240,000

Unrestricted Free Agent

Antawn Jamison

Los Angeles Lakers

$854,389

Unrestricted Free Agent

Al-Farouq Aminu

New Orleans Pelicans

$2,947,800

Unrestricted Free Agent

Kurt Thomas

New York Knicks

$1,352,181

Unrestricted Free Agent

Rasheed Wallace

New York Knicks

$854,389

Unrestricted Free Agent

DeJuan Blair

San Antonio Spurs

$1,054,000

Unrestricted Free Agent

Josh McRoberts

Charlotte Bobcats

$3,135,000

Unrestricted Free Agent

Jermaine O'Neal

Phoenix Suns

$854,389

Unrestricted Free Agent

Paul Millsap

Utah Jazz

$8,603,633

Unrestricted Free Agent

J.J. Hickson

Portland Trail Blazers

$4,000,000

Unrestricted Free Agent

Malcolm Thomas

Chicago Bulls

$89,670

Unrestricted Free Agent

DaJuan Summers

Los Angeles Clippers

$100,516

Unrestricted Free Agent

Louis Amundson

New Orleans Pelicans

$185,955

Unrestricted Free Agent

(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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