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NBA Rumors: League Executives Believe That De'Aaron Fox Will Be "Main Piece" For Any Major Kings Trade

(via Sactown Royalty)

(via Sactown Royalty)

Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox is known as one of the league's best slashers and is the primary shot creator for the Sacramento Kings. He signed a 5-year extension with the Sacramento Kings during the 2019-20 season. Despite that, it seems as though there is potential for him to get traded.

Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer has recently revealed that De'Aaron Fox could potentially be the "main piece for a big move" if the Sacramento Kings decided to make a trade. Fox has previously been linked with the Philadelphia 76ers, with the reported trade being a Ben Simmons-De'Aaron Fox exchange.

The Kings are at a crossroads yet again, with a new interim head coach, a relatively new GM, and a lot of players with uncertain futures. GM Monte McNair drafted two guards in consecutive drafts (Mitchell and Tyrese Haliburton) despite having De’Aaron Fox on the payroll, which suggests to executives around the league that Fox will be his main piece for a big move. But Fox is still Sacramento’s primary source of shot creation. Mitchell hasn’t proved he can run the show. Haliburton seems more like a secondary guy given his athletic limitations.

On some level, this report makes sense, as to get a very good player you generally have to give up another player of value. De'Aaron Fox is widely viewed as the best player on the Sacramento Kings, and other franchises would likely ask for him in a big trade.

With that being said, it's unclear whether a big trade is in the works for the Sacramento Kings. It was previously reported that De'Aaron Fox is "content" to play in Sacramento, which wouldn't necessarily be the case for other players that the Kings could get in return. We'll have to wait and see what happens in the future, but it would definitely be a big gamble for the Kings to trade Fox.