Rumor roundup for the Sacramento Kings on the morning of the 2024 trade deadline

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The Kings are reportedly interested in two Nets players

The Brooklyn Nets are trying to rebuild and could use some draft picks as well as young players. Luckily, they have a bunch of players other teams would love to get. Mikal Bridges is at the top of that list—including for the Kings—but the Nets are not willing to move him, as they view him as a part of their future.

Dorian Finney-Smith and Royce O’Neale seem to be available, however. Both would be solid fits for the Kings, especially defensively. O’Neale would really boost the team’s wing rotation and Finney-Smith the forward/big depth. 

Keegan Murray has come a long way as a defender, but he is still only in his second season and will make mistakes. Plus, being the only really good defender on the team who can guard one through four while also having to produce offensively is a lot for a young player. 

The Kings need to bring in some other solid defenders to help Murray and De’Aaron Fox juggle the defensive responsibilities. O’Neale and Finney-Smith would both be solid additions without costing all too much. 

HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto estimated the price for O’Neal to be multiple second-round picks and for Finney-Smith a first-round pick and a rotational player.