4 Just-traded players the Kings should’ve snagged themselves

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1. Dennis Schröder

After the Raptors traded away OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam, it was no surprise to see Dennis Schröder on the move yesterday. He and Thad Young were sent to Brooklyn for Spencer Dinwiddie, who is expected to be waived. 

Schröder might not have been a perfect fit for the Kings, but, again, getting him would have been better than doing nothing. Like Beverley, he is a tough defender who can make life hell for opposing point guards game after game. 

That alone would make him a nice backup guard to have for the Kings, but he is also more reliable offensively than Davion Mitchell. At this point in his career, Mitchell is still a rather one-sided player and only has limited opportunities to grow with the Kings. He can produce offensively at times but also often struggles to make his presence felt.

Schröder is not a great three-point shooter—which would not be a giant problem if he was surrounded by any combination of Malik Monk, Keegan Murray, Trey Lyles, Kevin Huerter, or Sasha Vezenkov— and he would have to get used to not having the ball in his hands as much. One thing he can definitely do offensively is get buckets and dish out passes, however. Plus, the cost was rather cheap and would not have been unbearable for the Kings.