Sacramento Kings: 4 Potential Trades During The 2018-2019 Season

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Heading into the 2018-19 season, the Sacramento Kings have two big holes. First, they have a sizeable hole at small forward. Justin Jackson is the only true small forward on the roster even though both Bogdan Bogdanovic and Iman Shumpert can play the three. Defensively though, running those two out at the three would be a nightmare.

Without a reliable option at small forward, the Kings are going to be in some serious trouble this season. The hole at small forward is here to stay unless the Kings are able to utilize the trade market to bring in reinforcements. Of course, should Justin Jackson become an NBA-level small forward, this could become a moot point. Regardless, bringing in at least one more small forward would not hurt.

Secondly, Sacramento does not own their 2019 first-round pick. This, like the hole at small forward, could also be fixed via trade. The biggest issue with trading for a first-rounder means the Kings would have to take on a considerable salary in return. Something they may not be willing to do.

Objectively, adding a first-round pick should be a top priority for the Kings’ front office. A *presumably* bad team without a first-round pick in the midst of a rebuild is less than ideal. They do, however, have two second-round picks. Though with the Kings’ draft record the odds are against those picks becoming useful players.

Without further ado, let us get into some trades.

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Note: these are not based on rumors, rather they come from various ideas floated by other writers.