The Sacramento Kings currently have the longest playoff drought in the NBA, with their last playoff game being 2006. There is no doubt that at this point, Kings fans just want to make the postseason once again.
De'Aaron Fox has widely been viewed as the best player on the Sacramento Kings franchise, but it seems as though even he is not safe from being put on the trade block for the sake of the team's improvement. Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee has recently revealed that the Sacramento Kings are willing to include De'Aaron Fox in a trade for Indiana Pacers big man Domantas Sabonis.
The Kings were not willing to entertain the thought of trading De’Aaron Fox last summer when they started surveying the market for a transformational move to alter the course of the franchise, but the situation in Sacramento has changed.
A league source told The Sacramento Bee the Kings have stepped up their pursuit of Indiana Pacers big man Domantas Sabonis and they are willing to include Fox in those discussions. Fox was so far off the table he wasn’t discussed when the Kings approached the Philadelphia 76ers about Ben Simmons last summer, sources with knowledge of the talks told The Bee, but now Fox is reportedly part of those conversations as well.
Domantas Sabonis is one of the best power forwards in the league, and he has a great interior game and is a fantastic playmaker. While he isn't necessarily a superstar, he is still a good player that could help the Sacramento Kings in their playoff hunt. Moving De'Aaron Fox makes sense for the Kings as well, as the Kings already have two promising guards in Davion Mitchell and Tyrese Haliburton.
We'll see if this is the trade that the Sacramento Kings end up making. The Sacramento Kings have also been linked with Ben Simmons, and reports have stated that they have discussed a De'Aaron Fox - Ben Simmons exchange with the Philadelphia 76ers. It is clear that the team wants to shake things up, and hopefully, the move they make helps them end up in the postseason.