This trade idea comes from the folks over at Bleacher Report in a piece that highlights potential trades for the Brooklyn Nets to form a Big 3 with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving for next season. The Nets have a solid crop of valuable and tradable pieces that were responsible for their resurgence last season.
They could theoretically trade a couple of their assets for a third star and still be left with a good-enough supporting cast to be able to make some noise next season. Hield would be a good fit between Irving and Durant. Imagine his sharpshooting being the third scoring option.
So do the Nets have anything that the Kings would want? Would Brooklyn be willing to provide enough value in return for the Kings to be interested? Here was BR’s idea:
We don’t hate it. Jarrett Allen would provide a much-needed interior presence, whether it be in the starting lineup or off of the bench. He would be a cheap commodity for at least a season before he is set to get paid. Much of the Kings’ desire to acquire Allen would be contingent on how they feel about Marvin Bagley and their future with him.
The inclusion of Taurean Prince certainly sweetens the pot for Sacramento. He did suffer a bit of a regression this last season as he switched teams and schemes, but he has proven to be a solid scoring option in his short NBA career. Prince would fill the need for backup small forward, which would free the Kings up to address a different need in the 2020 NBA Draft.
As for the pick, it is unknown whether or not it would even be included in a trade for Hield. He technically cannot be traded until July 1st, which would come after the draft in a normal year. With the NBA hiatus and summer schedule unknown, there is a chance that this trade could work with the pick given the special circumstances.
WOULD WE DO IT?
We’d certainly entertain the idea.