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Report: Kings signing Frank Kaminsky

Suns big Frank Kaminsky vs. Kings

SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 28: Frank Kaminsky #8 of the Phoenix Suns rebounds against the Sacramento Kings on December 28, 2019 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Frank Kaminsky will always be the player the Hornets drafted No. 9 in 2015 rather than trading the pick to the Justise Winslow-seeking Celtics for four(!) first-round picks.

That reputation endures, in part, because Kaminsky just hasn’t distinguished himself in the NBA.

But he’ll get another opportunity – with the Kings.

Adrian Wojnarowski of EPN:

Sacramento still has the mid-level exception available, but presumably, this is for less. Kaminsky signed with the Suns for the room exception last year and underwhelmed. This could be another minimum-salary signing.

Kaminsky is a stretch big with some ability to attack the basket. But he’s not nearly good enough offensively to offset his defensive and rebounding shortcomings. Kaminsky is neither fast nor strong – major flaws against NBA athleticism.

He’s a borderline rotation player, which is what he’ll be with the Kings, who already have Richaun Holmes, Marvin Bagley III, Nemanja Bjelica and Hassan Whiteside.