According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the Sacramento Kings are bringing back former fan favorite Alex Len on a two-year deal worth $7.65 million.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) August 2, 2021
Len averaged 7.1 points and 4.4 rebounds in 57 games for the Washington Wizards last season, and he’ll bring some much-needed size to Sacramento’s front-court rotation, as it’s unlikely that Hassan Whiteside will be returning to the squad. The acquisition of another center also puts the Kings in an interesting situation, as they are hoping to re-sign Richaun Holmes to a 4-year, $50 million deal, drafted Neemias Queta 39th overall last week, still hold Damien Jones on the roster, and they also recently agreed to swap guard Delon Wright for center Tristan Thompson, although that deal has been on hold for a couple of days.
From a financial perspective, the $7.65 million deal is equal to the bi-annual exception. The Kings still have the standard mid-level exception at their disposal, worth up to approximately 4 years, $41 million. This signing also has no monetary impact on Sacramento's pursuit of unrestricted free agent Richaun Holmes.