2. Washington Wizards
While I know Corey Kispert does not get every Sacramento Kings fan super excited, his ability to shoot the ball is undeniable. Coming off his second season in the NBA, he averaged 11.1 points per game, shooting 42.4% from three. You can never have too much shooting. Kispert would be a fantastic bench piece as he keeps improving. He has already shown he can be one of the top shooters in the league, so why not let him shine in Sacramento’s offense?
The Wizards are a good fit to trade for Richaun Holmes because they need a backup center. Their starting center, Daniel Gafford, has been solid in Washington but has no backup. This Wizards squad struggled to rebound the ball, and a big man full of energy like Holmes could help them out.
The Wizards could be looking to give up Kispert because, one, the development of Deni Avdija, and two, they hold the eighth pick in the draft this year, where they most likely take a younger wing with more potential. A player like Ausar Thompson or Cam Whitmore would be more within the vision of the Wizards’ future.
The Kings throw in the second-round pick this year to make up for the salary difference, as Kispert is making just $3.7 million next year, about $8 million cheaper than Holmes. This gets Sacramento a cheap backup wing who has the potential to be an elite shooter in this league.