3. Bojan Bogdanovic
The Kings were not linked to Bojan Bogdanovic much, but the name came up before the trade deadline as a player who could help the team compete. He is a great three-point shooter, averaging 41.5 percent from behind the arc, a talented scorer, and not a bad defender.
Getting him could really have boosted the Kings’ supporting cast. They need wing depth, and shooting is always a plus, especially with Kevin Huerter and Keegan Murray still struggling from behind the arc at times.
The only concern is his health. Bogdanovic has not played over 70 games since the 2020-21 season and is already 34 years old. Nevertheless, it would have been worth a shot and much better than doing nothing.
The Kings’ offense is not as in sync as it was last season and their defense is only mediocre on the best days. Bogdanovic might not have changed the trajectory of the season all by himself, but he would have added some much-needed firepower and veteran leadership.
He is now in New York, though. The Pistons sent out Bogdanovic and Alec Burks in exchange for Quentin Grimes, Evan Fournier, Malachi Flynn, Ryan Arcidiacono, and two future second-round picks. That seems like quite the haul, but Grimes was the only one of those Knicks players who played solid minutes.
Burks wouldn’t have been a bad player for the Kings to have either by the way.