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NBA Champion Set For SHOCKING Release By The Kings

Published January 8, 2024 at 3:50 PM

With the NBA trade deadline less than a month away, many teams are preparing for potential deadline day deals. One team making preparations is the Sacramento Kings, planning to open up a roster spot by unexpectedly releasing a former NBA Champion.

Kings Releasing Champion

The player set to be released is Juan Toscano-Anderson, a former NBA Champion with the Golden State Warriors in 2022. Anderson, now in his fifth season, had stints with the Warriors, Lakers, and Jazz before joining the Kings this season in an effort to bolster their depth and replicate the success they achieved last year.

Unfortunately, things haven't panned out in Sacramento for Juan. He's only averaged a career-low of 2.4 minutes per game across 8 appearances this season. His minimal involvement is undoubtedly the reason for the forward's release as the team prepares for future moves.

Where does He Go From Here?

Having recently entered his 30s, Juan is no longer the young talent easily molded to fit any role in a team. Coupled with his consistent regression year by year, Toscano-Anderson's value in the NBA has diminished. However, this doesn't imply he holds no value at all. His championship experience could greatly benefit many teams, offering a cost-effective solution should they face injuries among role players in the coming weeks.

Nevertheless, it's increasingly likely that we're witnessing the end of Juan's NBA journey. Yet, this doesn't spell the end of his career entirely. He could find a role among several G-League teams, contributing to mentoring and developing the next generation of talent.

Alternatively, he could consider returning to South America, where he played professionally for numerous seasons after going undrafted. Spending time in leagues such as the Venezuelan Superliga and the LNBP, this is where Anderson initially made his name. It's possible he could shine once again in these leagues, returning to where he had his roots.

January 8   |   41 answers
NBA Champion Set For SHOCKING Release By The Kings

Where Do You Think Toscano-Anderson Will go From Here?

Sign For Another NBA team1126.8 %
Sign For a G-League team922 %
Sign With a Foreign team1434.1 %
Sign For a Semi-professional team717.1 %
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