The Kings are in the midst of their best season in a decade, not only for what they have been able to do on the court this season but for what they have built to last the next several seasons.
The DeMarcus trade brought them University of Oklahoma star Buddy Hield, who has become one of the NBA's best three-point shooters. The emergence of De'Aaron Fox has also been a staple for the team, proving himself to be amongst the league's brightest young guards.
But how much better would they be with a guy like Anthony Davis?
The New Orleans superstar is on the trade block and while the Kings find themselves behind in the chase for his services, their offer could be intriguing enough to earn some attention.
“The lack of a first-rounder might kill this offer’s appeal to some, but Sacramento’s counter is that few packages will have a prospect of Bagley’s caliber. Even if history hates the fact he went ahead of Luka Doncic, that has plenty more to do with the latter than the former. When Bagley steps out of his shell, his potential looks almost limitless. His per-36-minute marks are an impressive 20.6 points and 10.5 rebounds.”
The acquisition of Davis would immediately vault the Kings into the playoff picture, but their potential could reach further than that. Assuming New Orleans does not demand Fox in the deal, he and Buddy would make a deadly backcourt combo alongside The Brow in the frontcourt.
The biggest challenge for them would be convincing Anthony to sign a long-term contract with the team. Sacramento was not on Davis' preferred trade destination list, so there is a big risk he could leave in 2020.
Still, one has to think the chance to pair two young studs in Fox and Hield with one of the best two-way big men players in the game would be worth the risk.