Whenever the 2020 NBA offseason begins, the Kings have two free agent situations to resolve.

Guard Bogdan Bogdanovic is a restricted free agent and center Harry Giles is an unrestricted free agent after Sacramento declined to pick up his fourth-year option.

If Giles leaves, which is a real possibility, that would leave Richaun Holmes as the only player capable of playing heavy minutes at the center position.

At 6-foot-10, Holmes profiles more as a power forward, but he played well at center for the Kings during his first injury-plagued season with the team.

With a lack of depth signed for the 2020-21 season, could general manager Vlade Divac look outside the organization for a center?

Last week, Clutch Points suggested that Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen could be the answer to the Kings' problems.

Allen, still just 22 years old, has shown flashes of defensive brilliance during his three years in the NBA. You've probably seen some of his highlight-reel rejections. The Texas product is averaging 1.4 blocks per game during his career.

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After a breakout 2018-19 season in which Allen averaged 10.9 points and 8.4 rebounds in 26.2 minutes per game, he returned this season and was putting up similar numbers.

But then the Nets fired coach Kenny Atkinson, and interim coach Jacque Vaughn moved Allen to the bench in favor of veteran -- and close friend of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant -- DeAndre Jordan.

Over the final six games before the coronavirus (COVID-19) stopped the season Allen's minutes per game went down from 26.1 to 21.9. His points and rebounds per game also dropped.

With Durant and Irving expected to be healthy for the start of the 2021-21 season, they are going to want Jordan in the Nets' starting lineup with them, leaving Allen as the odd man out of the starting lineup.

That opens up the possibility that the Nets could dangle Allen in a trade. Are the Kings the perfect dance partner for Brooklyn?

If the Kings believe Holmes is their starter at center next season, Allen doesn't fit. If the Kings would rather bring Holmes off the bench, then Allen makes sense.

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And if the Kings and Giles work out a new contract, then Allen definitely doesn't fit.

So before the Kings can make a run at Allen, they need to answer a few questions about their own centers.