NBA rumors: Kings interested in free agent Magic center Nikola Vucevic


The Sacramento Kings have money to spend this summer, and they have their eyes on several big-time free agents.

The latest player to catch their attention is free-agent center Nikola Vucevic.

Arizona radio host John Gambadoro reported Thursday that the Kings have interest in the veteran Orlando Magic big man.

Willie Cauley-Stein, who has spent his entire four-year career with the Kings, is a restricted free agent this summer. Sacramento has the ability to match any offer Cauley-Stein gets from another team, but they might be ready to move on from the former first-round pick.

Vucevic, 28, was named to his first All-Star team this past season. In 80 games, he averaged a career-high 20.8 points and 12.0 rebounds.

Adding Vucevic would give the Kings a formidable starting lineup including De'Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, restricted free agent Harrison Barnes and Marvin Bagley III.

[RELATED: Barnes gets advice on $25 million option]

Earlier in May, the Kings were linked to free agent forward Tobias Harris.

According to, the Kings will have about $35 million in cap space this summer.

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