On a young team like the Kings, Hayes would have seen a lot of minutes and provided them with toughness, defense and rebounding. That's something they still need.
Lucky for them, a familiar face is still on the market.
Former King Samuel Dalembert to date has not received his type of offer and could slide back nicely into the Kings front line.
The Kings talked early on in the free-agency process to Dalembert, but now they have to be prepared to overpay for him if necessary. Since they renounced his rights, they can only offer him a four-year deal, but they may not even need to go that long on him.
Dalembert is the best remaining big man on the market but to date hasn't received anything more than one-year offers. Geoff Petrie now has the opportunity to improve the current club by making Dalembert a decent two- or three-year offer.
At the end of the day, if Petrie wants to improve the club, there is no other option except re-signing Dalembert. He's a familiar face and they could do a lot worse than him at the moment.