NBA Free Agency Rumors: Top 4 Landing Spots for Malik Monk

Malik Monk was an indispensable part of the Sacramento Kings over the past two seasons, and came this close to winning Sixth Man of the Year this season. He averaged career-highs in points per game (15.4) and assists per game (5.1). 

The problem is, all the Kings can offer him on an extension is 175% of his current earnings, which works out to be $17.4 million per year over four years ($78 million). On the free agent market, it's quite possible that he will be able to land something more than that. 

With thais in mind, we have a look at four teamswith cap space that could be ready to pounce and steal the Kings' vital Sixth Man away by dropping the bag in his lap.

Orlando Magic

Bleacher Report has pegged Monk as the ultimate free agent fit for the Magic: 

"They could create more than $66 million in cap space this offseason, which should be more than enough to add a dynamic guard like Monk to the mix. A new starting backcourt of Jalen Suggs and Monk would feature a nice blend of offense and defense. Monk could give Orlando a scoring boost after it finished 22nd in offensive rating this past season."

San Antonio Spurs

With plenty of cap space to work with, the Spurs can offer Monk a healthy contract as well. They will be looking to beef up the scoring from their backcourt, though might not feel they're at the stage just yet to splurge on a massive name in free agency. Monk would be an ideal fit for them. 

Philadelphia 76ers

The Sixers want to add another dynamic scorer to the squad, and while they have some big names at the top of their wish list, such as Paul George and Jimmy Butler, if those grandiose plans fall short, Monk could make a great addition as a secondary scorer behind Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey. 

Detroit Pistons

Shortly after the regular season concluded, word emerged that the Pistons would be making Monk a target in free agency. As a hot commodity, however, on the open market, Monk will likely have his choice of a number of locations (as noted above), and the Pistons, with their last-place standing, would have to overpay to land him. 

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