2. Cameron Johnson
Another one of the Nets’ defensive-minded big wings, Cameron Johnson, would be an even better fit for the Kings than his previously mentioned teammate. He will also be more difficult to get, however.
Johnson just signed a four-year $94.5 million contract with the Nets over the summer, and they will probably be reluctant to give him up. He is not even eligible to be traded until January 15th, though, and a lot can happen until then.
If the Nets have a bad stretch until the trade deadline, they might very well decide that getting as many assets as possible to rebuild around Bridges is the best move. In that case, the Kings should go all-in for Johnson.
He is a great, versatile defender, shoots almost 40 percent from three, rebounds well, and has experience playing next to stars. Having a two-way, floor-stretching duo of Keegan Murray and Cameron Johnson would surely push the Kings to the next level and make them true contenders.
Plus, Johnson is still under contract for a while and fits the Kings’ timeline.