3 Raptors the Kings should target following the Pascal Siakam trade

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1. Gary Trent Jr.

Gary Trent Jr. is not the most consistent player in the league. Just this month, he has put up anything between five and twenty-eight points in seven games. He could still be a solid bench player for the Kings, however.

First of all, he shoots almost 40 percent from three on 5.5 attempts per game. That is great shooting on good volume, something the Kings could definitely use. Three-point shooting is incredibly important to their offensive system, which opens up a lot of catch-and-shoot opportunities and requires floor-stretching to allow Domantas Sabonis to work in the paint. 

The Kings currently have four players attempting over five threes per game and none of them shoot better than Trent. So, adding him to the mix could really help their offense, especially in the second unit. 

Secondly, Trent is not a bad defender. He struggles to get over screens but gets into passing lanes, averaging more than one steal all of the last three seasons, and can hold his own as an on-ball defender when locked in. 

Again, Trent is not a perfect player, but he could help boost the Kings’ bench. Plus, even though only 24 years old, this is already his seventh season in the NBA, so he is not inexperienced. 

Whether the Raptors would be willing to part ways with him is still unsure, however. Since he is still so young, he fits the timeline of their rebuild, but he is not one of the centerpieces and thus probably not untouchable.