The Sacramento Kings have been performing well this season, with a 6-1 record in games where De’Aaron Fox has played. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Kings are set to be aggressive in pursuing key players at the trade deadline. However, during a discussion on Fanduel’s Run it Back, Lou Williams expressed doubts about Sacramento as a desirable destination for star players.
Despite having key players like Fox and Domantas Sabonis, Sacramento needs to work on changing the perception of being a non-destination for star players. To do this, they may need to make trades for players like OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam. While Williams suggested that players would not want to go to Sacramento, Charania argued that the city’s basketball environment and vibrant downtown have the potential to attract top talent.
Sacramento may need to make the right trade to entice a star player to commit to the experience of playing in Sacramento. If they can do so, they could be a real threat in the Western Conference with another key player added to their roster.