The Sacramento Kings are 10-14 through the first 24 games of the season, good for 11th place in the Western Conference.
Beyond just playing poorly on the court, the team has had some notables issues off it as well.
Given the trajectory this franchise has been on for the last several years, tensions are understandably building.
Everyone is frustrated – and that may lead to a legitimately blockbuster trade. A trade that not even the team’s biggest star, De’Aaron Fox, would be safe from.
According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, things all seem to be trending in a pretty clear direction.
“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,” he wrote.
“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.”
Fox has been the Kings’ lone bright spot ever since he got drafted, but the lack of results with him hasn’t gone unnoticed. He is a great individual talent, but clearly he cannot lift up an entire franchise.
Sacramento has been linked in recent weeks to a different blockbuster trade. And if that one occurs, obviously that would render this entire conversation moot.
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But if it doesn’t – don’t be shocked if Fox is playing in a different uniform come next season.