1. Nickeil Alexander-Walker
This one is a bit of a stretch. Technically, Nickeil Alexander-Walker will be trade-eligible on December 15. It is unlikely that the Timberwolves will make a trade, however.
With a 17-5 record, they are on top of the Western Conference and lead the league in defensive rating. Alexander-Walker has been playing well for them. In the absence of Jaden McDaniels and Anthony Edwards, he has started 11 games and is averaging 7 points on solid shooting, 2.1 rebounds, and 2.6 assists for the season.
Alexander-Walker wouldn’t be a third star for the Kings, but he could help with a lot of their issues, just like he is doing for the Timberwolves. He is incredibly versatile, having played every position from point guard to power forward over his career. He is at his best on the wing, however.
Defensively, he is just as versatile. So far this season, the Timberwolves have put him on Desmond Bane, Jalen Brunson, and Tyler Hero, for example, but also bigger players like Brandon Ingram.
When it comes to role players, this is exactly what the Kings need. As mentioned, Alexander-Walker is incredibly unlikely to actually be available, but it is worth keeping an eye on the situation—maybe even in the long term.
Salary-wise, the Timberwolves almost have to move someone over the summer, and maybe the Kings can get something out of that.