Entering the NBA Bubble in Orlando, the Sacramento Kings had a slim chance to make the playoffs, but they had a chance! The Kings came up short of making the NBA playoffs for the 14th straight season, the longest active playoff drought in the NBA and are now just one season away from tying the longest playoff drought in NBA history.
While the Sacramento Kings have not had a winning season since the 2005-06 NBA season, they have been getting better over the last two years and have been just a couple of games back from the playoff hunt. A large part of that is because of their young duo in the backcourt in De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield.
So far this season, De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield once again have led the charge for the Kings with the help of veteran forward Harrison Barnes, but Marvin Bagley III, Richaun Holmes and rookie Tyrese Haliburton have really stepped up for this team, making them a legit threat to not only have their first winning season since the 2005-06 season, but a legit threat to make the playoffs for the first time in 15 seasons.
With two reliable and young frontcourt options, as well as a steady backcourt, the Kings may actually have a real shot at making the playoffs in the Western Conference this year, which is why they should not only be aggressive ahead of the trade deadline this season, but be aggressive in their pursuit of high-level talent heading into next offseason.
With that being said, let’s take a look at three intriguing future trade targets for the Sacramento Kings.