Sacramento Kings: 3 trades that should have been made at the deadline

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Kings acquire Joel Embiid

This is a three-team deal that involves Joel Embiid, Buddy Hield, and Bradley Beal. Three notable names and two first-round picks could have headlined the NBA Trade Deadline and would have had everyone’s heads spinning.

This trade might have been impossible because due to Bradley Beal’s contract extension he can’t be traded, and Embiid is the sole of the Sixers right now, it is still a trade that can be considered this offseason for the Kings.

Joel Embiid is simply dominant on the court. He is currently averaging a double-double with the Sixers in 2020 so far. He is averaging 23 points-per-game and 12 rebounds-per-game. He could open up the court for the Kings.

Kings Get
Joel Embiid
76ers Get
Bradley Beal
Mo Wagner
SAC first-round pick
Wizards Get
Buddy Hield
SAC first-round pick

The Kings currently don’t have a single person averaging over 21 ppg, and they also don’t have a single person averaging over nine rpg. That is not a recipe to get to the playoffs. Embiid could seriously have changed that culture.

If the Sacramento Kings were to have made that trade. They could have played Richaun Holmes next to Embiid or had Holmes come off the bench and played Embiid next to Nemanja Bjelica. Either way would have been better than the current.

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