The only thing more terrifying than a toddler with a handgun is the Sacramento Kings with cap space.
After missing out on Zach Lavine after the Chicago Bulls matched the four-year, $80 million offer the Kings are looking to add depth to their perimeter rotation. According to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee, the Kings may have interest in Rodney Hood:
One restricted free agent who might make sense for the Kings is Rodney Hood, who finished last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
League sources said the Kings have shown interest in Hood, but the talks have not progressed to the point where an offer sheet is imminent.
The Cavaliers still have the ability to match any offer the Kings make, if they choose to make an offer. The concerning part of this is that it wouldn’t be out of character for the Kings to make a significant offer to force the Cavs to either overpay, or lose him for nothing.
Hood didn’t make the best first impression in his first few months with the team. He was on pace for a career-best season with the Utah Jazz prior to coming to the Cavs, getting hurt again, and then completely falling apart. But in the last few days, both GM Koby Altman and head coach Tyronn Lue have said that Hood is in the team’s plans.
The problem is that the team simply isn’t in a position where it can afford to lose what little talent it has. But if the Kings come with a high offer, they likely will be forced to let him walk for nothing, rather than tie up long-term flexibility. Especially when you look a the injury history of Hood, as well as his inconsistency.