4 Stars the Sacramento Kings could pursue via trade this offseason

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Anthony Davis - Los Angeles Lakers

Okay, before anyone begins, Davis is the least realistic option on this list out of all stars involved. Adding to that if LeBron James sticks around with the Lakers, then Davis definitely isn't going anywhere. If he's not though, then this conversation gets a lot more interesting.

He is the player who would best suit the Kings' needs. Davis provides scoring much like the others do, and he also provides elite defense in the frontcourt. Davis' defense has been hailed for so long that, after missing out on DPOY again, Lakers fans are justifiably furious with his snub.

The Kings could use more offensive firepower, sure, but they would greatly benefit from having a defensive terror in their arsenal. Per NBA.com, the Kings had the 14th-lowest defensive rating, allowing 114.4 points per 100 possessions. That's not terrible, but there's nothing to write home about. Getting Davis into the mix changes that equation.

He would not only transform their defense, but it would make them more dynamic pairing him with Sabonis. They could man the frontcourt both together and separately. Because of their differing skillsets, the Kings could strategize how they used them based on the matchup.

However, unlike the others, it's hard not to see Keegan Murray being included in the deal. Depending on how much the Kings believe in Murray, they would have to decide if he is worth throwing in for Davis.