Sacramento is fighting for a new arena, and the lack of basketball games will stifle fan interest. The lack of practice opportunity will only hamper the ability for the team to grow some chemistry. And finally, the Kings would, under nearly any CBA, have a good amount of cap room that the Maloof brothers said last season they were ready and willing to spend.
But no matter how long it takes (and it could take until next season, according to the most pessimistic reports), the NBA will eventually return. And if that return happens this season, the Kings will have a good chance at signing a free agent or two.
Let's take a look at the top free agents the Sacramento Kings should sign.