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Alex Len signs with Toronto Raptors, per report

Another Kings player departs for greener pastures.

The free agent exodus from Sacramento continues as The Athletic's Shams Charania is reporting that Alex Len is signing with the Toronto Raptors.

Len joined the Kings last season as part of the trade that sent Dewayne Dedmon and a pair of second rounders to Atlanta. That trade also brought Jabari Parker to the Kings.

It's hard to call Len a significant loss for the Kings considering he only appeared in 15 games for Sacramento. In those 15 games he averaged 5.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1 block per game. He also provided size that was otherwise missing on the roster, as Len stands a legit 7 feet tall and played a tough style of basketball.

The Kings still have Richaun Holmes to start at center. Beyond that there's a notable lack of depth at center unless the Kings view Marvin Bagley as a center,as many have argued would be a better fit for his skills than playing power forward.

Free agency certainly isn't over, and there will always be centers available, but the remaining options are beginning to be the bottom of the barrel.

For the Raptors, the signing provides nice depth behind Aron Baynes. The Raptors lost both Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol this offseason.

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andy_sims
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November 23, 2020 11:41 am

At the moment, this team is small. Unless one of the B guards can be flipped for a big, I’d wager that Monte will be digging deep into undrafted free agents to see if he can find someone to protect the rim and bang down low.

My recollection is that the Kings were giving up ton of offensive rebounds in the bubble, but since that seems like it was a few years ago, I can’t be sure.

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November 23, 2020 11:45 am
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There are many Ex-King bigs who are still floating around.
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November 23, 2020 11:52 am
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November 23, 2020 11:56 am
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You are faster at finding images Rik 🙂 .. There is always Unibrow ..
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November 23, 2020 11:57 am
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Hilarious, yes. Like War and Peace.

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November 23, 2020 12:20 pm
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Sign and trade for Tillman?
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November 23, 2020 7:19 pm
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There was one sequence (I think it was against the Spurs) where there were 7 straight offensive boards by the opposing team. If virtual crowds could boo, they would have.

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November 23, 2020 11:43 am

I’m not sure what I find more depressing. That we are losing all these role players, or that they are signing such small contracts to play elsewhere.

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November 23, 2020 11:47 am
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All of these guys are going to legit playoff teams. There was a time long ago when those guys used to sign here.

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