4. Dorian Finney-Smith
Finney-Smith also appeared in trade rumors this summer. The Nets have a logjam on the wing and the resurgence of Ben Simmons could make playing time even more difficult to come by. Mikal Bridges is their star. Brooklyn wants to start Cameron Johnson and Simmons next to Spencer Dinwiddie and Nicolas Claxton. That means Finney-Smith and Royce O’Neale are both relegated to bench roles after being starters in recent years.
Acquiring Harrison Barnes would not be ideal for the Nets, but a third team could be involved. This would be an opportunity for the Kings to sacrifice a bit in terms of talent to get additional capital. They may be able to pick up a draft pick or two as Sacramento looks to build a title-contending roster.
Finney-Smith is a better and more versatile defender than Barnes. They are of similar size, but Doe-Doe holds his own on the perimeter and can switch onto any player on the floor. The Kings finished 24th in defensive rating last season and must improve if they want to be serious title challengers.
Dorian Finney-Smith is not going to command the ball on offense. He is comfortable spotting up behind the 3-point line and being the fifth option on the floor. The Sacramento Kings need a floor spacer if they trade Barnes. Finney-Smith could be a better fit and come with some draft capital.