The Sacramento Kings currently have a record of 14-21 going into Wednesday night, good for 11th in the West. They are led currently by De’Aaron Fox,who is averaging 20.7 points per game with 3.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. When Fox was out due to health and safety protocols, Tyrese Haliburton was able to fill in for De’Aaron Fox shoes as the starting point guard.
Halliburton’s latest stretch of games could be a glimpse at the type of player he can be when playing as the primary point guard:
In the four games from 12/17 to 12/22, Haliburton averaged 23.5 points and 11.25 assists as the starting point guard. With Haliburton showing the ability to run the offense, the Kings’ front office may look to turn Fox into a few assets that can help them build their roster in different ways going forward.
Trade #1 (With the Indiana Pacers)
Kings Receive: Domantas Sabonis, Caris LeVert
Pacers Receive: De’Aaron Fox, Tristsan Thompson, 2022 second Round Pick (Via Chicago or Detroit) and a 2023 First Round Pick
With this trade, The Kings get a look at a potential upgrade at Center with Sabonis and the best player in the deal as well. They also receive an upgrade to their wing depth with LeVert (if he can stay healthy
As for the Pacers they can retool their roster with Fox at hand, who has the potential to be the best Guard on their roster. Plus, they get some picks and an expiring for parting ways with Sabonis.
Trade #2 (With the New Orleans Pelicans)
Kings Receive: Brandon Ingram
Pelicans Receive: De’Aaron Fox,
With this trade both teams get to swap their stars in the deal. The Kings get a look at Ingram and see if he can elevate their team to the next level. With the Pelicans, they get a look at Fox and see if he can change the direction of their franchise. He does fill a need at Point Guard for them, a void that has been there since the departure of Lonzo Ball.
Trade #3 (With the New Orleans Pelicans and Philadelphia 76ers)
Kings Receive: Brandon Ingram
Pelicans Receive: Ben Simmons
76ers Receive: De’Aaron Fox,
With this 3 team trade all teams get to swap their best (or second best) players to other teams to change their team’s outlook. Simmons has the talent to take the Pelicans team to another level if surrounded with the right pieces. I also believe Simmons is a better player than Ingram at this point. We already mentioned what Ingram could be for the Kings but Fox on the Sixers could help them make a deep playoff run and adds a player Joel Embiid could rely on for scoring and playmaking to help ease the load off of him.
Trade #4 (With the Dallas Mavericks)
Kings Receive: Reggie Bullock, Dwight Powell, Josh Green, 2025 First Round Pick, and 2027 First Round Pick
Mavs Receive: De’Aaron Fox,
With this trade the Kings get to have a few picks and a young prospect (Josh Green) in exchange for Fox, plus some veterans for depth. As for the Mavs, they get a look at Fox and see if he can help Luka and the Mavs take their team to the next level.
Trade #5 (With the Orlando Magic)
Kings Receive: Gary Harris, Markelle Fultz, R.J. Hampton, 2022 Second Round Pick, 2023 First Round Pick (Via Chicago) and 2025 First Round Pick (Via Denever)
Magic Receive: De’Aaron Fox, Jahmi’us Ramsey
With this trade the Magic get to take a look at Fox and see if he can help take their young core to the next level in a new team. The only risk is how this will affect Cole Anthony or Jalen Suggs. Suggs isn’t ready yet and Anthony is still unproven, despite his early season work. For the Kings they get some solid guard depth in exchange for Fox plus a few picks as well.
Trade #6 (With the Orlando Magic)
Kings Receive: D.J. Augustin, John Wall, 2023 First Round Pick (Via Milwaukee), 2023 First Round Pick (Via Brooklyn), 2025 First Round Pick (Via Oklahoma City or Brooklyn) and 2027 First Round Pick.
Magic Receive: De’Aaron Fox, Tristan Thompson, Marvin Bagley III
With this trade the Kings get four picks in exchange for taking on Wall’s massive deal as well as Augustin’s deal. As for the Rockets they get to take a look at Fox to see if he fits with their young core of Jalen Green, Jae’Sean Tate, Alperen Sengun, Kevin Porter Jr and Christan Wood. With Bagley III they’ll get to see if he can complement Sengun and Wood in the big man rotation.
Well, there you have it, six different trades the Kings could do for De’Aaron Fox. Let’s see how well the Kings can use Fox, Haliburton and Davion Mitchell as a 3 guard combo. If it doesn’t work as well, we could see a Fox trade coming very soon.