SacKingZZZ wrote:Those are more like 2/3's at best. Barnes is a legit 3/4. There were some potential options the draft but Vlade opted not to go that direction.
The thing about Barnes is that despite him shooting ~41% from distance and scoring at a ~58% TS, he is a net-zero to slight positive player at best from all the data I've seen. To me, if you are going to reward a player a huge contract, said player should be solidly a positive player within their position. I would rather use the money elsewhere if I was Vlade, imo. If we re-sign Barnes @ $20m-$22m, you gotta start him and I don't think he moves the needle enough to elevate the team no matter how much he "fits" with Fox and friends.
That being said, re-signing Barnes won't be the end of the world. I admit that it's going to be slim pickings for a 3/4 or 2/3 if the Kings let Barnes go and expect to appropriately replace him, imo. But I did a bit of research and these are (realistic) players that can be had at a cheaper price and can either fully replace Barnes production or close to it:
Kelly Oubre Jr.
I would target those players first before handing out Barnes his huge contract, imo.