Myles Turner is one of the top defensive centers in the entire NBA. The Kings could certainly use someone with his defensive prowess. He is dominant in the low post and capable of defending around the perimeter as well. Turner currently leads the NBA in blocks by a large margin and is on his way to finishing the season as the blocks leader for the third time in the past four seasons.
If anyone is aware of how well Turner has performed, it’s Turner. Recently, Turner spoke to The Athletic and expressed how he wants “something more, more opportunity.” Well, he would certainly be able to have just that in Sacramento.
Of course, Richaun Holmes is currently on the team, and adding Turner to him would certainly be redundant, to say the least. Now want fans won’t want to hear is that this would make Holmes expendable likely placing the fan favorite on the trade block but that only means more assets coming Sacramento’s way.
The Kings would also be acquiring veteran role player Justin Holiday who would be able to provide some much-needed depth and perimeter defense on the wing. Holiday isn’t as exciting as his all-star brother, but he certainly would be a solid addition to a Kings team that is light on veteran leadership.
In addition to Hield and Bagley, the Kings would be sending to lottery-protected first-round picks, and while two picks in addition to two players sound like a high cost (it is), the Kings wouldn’t lose either pick unless they were to make the playoffs and at that point, it’s certainly worth it.
If the Kings really want to make the playoffs, however, they may consider making a play for a “big fish”: