1. Domantas Sabonis
While it may sound crazy to trade Domantas Sabonis, his value is intriguing. The 27-year-old seven-footer was rewarded for a great season with All-NBA third-team honors. He averaged 19.1 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 7.3 assists per game while shooting career-highs 61.5% from the field and 37.3% from deep.
Domantas Sabonis could realistically be traded for two main reasons. One, his value is at a peak. Coming off an All-Star appearance and All-NBA third-team honors while leading the Kings to their first playoff appearance in 16 years, the whole NBA sees his impact. Two, he is about to get paid. Sabonis is entering the final year of his contract and will be making $22 million. I would expect him to ask for at least $30 million per year, if not more. If the Kings do not want to be the team to give him his payday, he could be traded for young assets to a team ready to make a push.
Sabonis is a great talent, a premier rebounder in the league, and has a deep offensive arsenal. Many teams looking for an immediate impact big man that can create from anywhere on the court could be making calls for Sabonis.
Of course, Sacramento values Sabonis, so it would be hard to get him off their hands, but he remains the Kings top trade asset for this 2023 offseason.