Trading for Bruce Brown would boost the Kings’ bench
Last season, Bruce Brown was a key piece on Denver’s championship team. He is exactly the kind of player the Kings could use on their supporting cast.
Brown is a good defender, solid rebounder, and passer, and scores efficiently on few shot attempts. He does a little bit of everything and knows how to play his role to perfection.
His one significant shortcoming is the lack of a reliable three-point shot. Thus, he would not necessarily be a good choice to replace any of the Kings’ starters, but he could be great off the bench.
Malik Monk, Trey Lyles, and Sasha Vezenkov are all good three-point shooters on the Kings’ bench. What that unit needs is a tough defender, someone Mike Brown can throw into the game to shut someone’s water off and trust more than he trusts Davion Mitchell.
Bruce Brown would be a great fit to fill that role. Plus, he might actually be available. He came to Toronto as a part of the Siakam trade and has played three games in a Raptors’ uniform so far. If they could get assets for their rebuild in return, the Raptors probably wouldn’t mind moving Brown.