6. Colby Jones
One of the Kings’ second-round picks in this year’s draft got some opportunities to make a case for one of the backup guard spots early in the season. Ultimately, Coach Brown decided to go with Keon Ellis instead, though.
Colby Jones is only 21 and still has plenty of time to develop, which could make him an interesting trade asset in a deal with a team that is rebuilding or simply looking for some young prospects.
On the other hand, however, that might also motivate the Kings to keep him around and develop him for the future. It is not impossible that the Kings will trade him, but we also shouldn’t be surprised if he stays in Sacramento.
5. Chris Duarte
Figuring out Chris Duarte’s trade value is tricky. He showed promise as a rookie but barely played in his second season due to injury. The Kings took a gamble on him, trading two second-round picks to Indiana, but after initial excitement over the new addition, he has fallen out of the rotation.
Over the last three games, he only played a total of 13 minutes and didn’t score. That hurts his value, but he could very well be thrown into a deal to get the salaries to match, especially if the Kings find a trade with a team that wants to rebuild and tank.