The Sacramento Kings have been making waves in the NBA with their impressive play when De’Aaron Fox is on the court. In games this season where he has played, the team has a 6-1 record and is +13.7 points per 100 possessions. With their impressive performance, it’s clear that Fox is a crucial part of the team’s success.
Despite their recent success, however, it appears that the Kings may need to make one more move before they can truly be considered a threat in the West. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, who spoke on Fanduel’s Run it Back podcast, the Kings are going to be aggressive at the deadline in order to acquire another star player. This could include players like Pascal Siakam or OG Anunoby, as well as Zach Lavine if he becomes available.
While some may see this as an exciting opportunity for Sacramento, others are less optimistic about their chances of becoming a destination for top free agents or trade targets. Lou Williams, for example, shot down the idea of Sacramento as a destination when discussing the Kings on Fanduel’s podcast. “This is the first time in a really long time – maybe when Chris Webber was with the Kings – that you can look at the Kings as a trade destination,” he said. “They’re going to be involved in every star player: Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby, maybe Zach Lavine.”
However, despite his skepticism about Sacramento’s chances of attracting top talent through free agency or trades, Williams did admit that there are some things about playing for the Kings that would appeal to him personally. He noted that Sacramento has a great basketball environment and an exciting new arena (which he called “the best new arena in