When veteran forward Harrison Barnes decided to opt out and walk away from the final year of his contract -- it provided the Kings with some cap space -- and quite a bit of it.
Barnes left $25.1 million on the table which raised the pot to $60 million of room for the Kings to work with for the draft just hours away. And despite only receiving three second-round picks, the large monetary value helps them look for a strong suitor at the center position.
Last year's successes proved Sacramento may not be the team to win it all, but they will always be a team in the mix. Plus, the reboot of new successor Luke Walton could shake things up a bit.
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Kings insider James Ham has more on what the team could be thinking about heading into Thursday night's draft in the clip above.