The NBA offseason is always a crazy time with teams dealing with not only trade scenarios but the NBA Draft and free agency as well. This summer was especially a crazy time for the Sacramento Kings because they were involved in a ton of rumors.
Not only was there a trade in place for Buddy Hield to go to the Lakers that fell through because Los Angeles acquired Russell Westbrook from Washington instead, but Marvin Bagley III also sparked some rumors with him liking social media posts suggesting he was unhappy in Sacramento.
Draft-wise, the Kings have done really good for themselves over the years, adding De’Aaron Fox, Tyrese Haliburton, and now Davion Mitchell, but this team still seems like they are ways away from being a playoff team.
Moving Hield and Bagley is still something that we could see happen either before the 2021-22 season or during the year, but which teams could they be on the move to?
Ever since Paul George was traded to the OKC Thunder in the 2017 offseason, the Indiana Pacers have been looking for ways to get back to being a real threat in the Eastern Conference, but they have been unable to make it past the first round of the playoffs since they made the Eastern Conference Finals with George in 2014.
With a core of Malcolm Brogdon, Caris LeVert, TJ Warren, Domantas Sabonis, and Myles Turner, the Pacers definitely have a chance to finally do something if they are healthy, but they could also look to add some more shooting and talent to their roster, as well as unload some contracts now.
As for the Thunder, Paul George is no longer with them, as that experiment lasted just two seasons, and this franchise is currently rebuilding with a total of 35 draft picks over the next several NBA Drafts.
With a ton of young talents, Oklahoma City is going to be looking to develop their young players even further, resulting in them getting yet another top pick in the draft, but they do need to add some more contracts to their roster in order to meet the minimum salary cap floor of $101.2M for the 2021-22 season.
With all of this being said, could the Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, and OKC Thunder look to help each other out by being involved in a pretty decent-sized three-team trade?
Let’s take a look at a trade proposal by Bleacher Report’s NBA Staff that would involve the likes of TJ Warren, Buddy Hield, Marvin Bagley III, and other key names being on the move to new teams during the 2021-22 season.