Examining the Kings‘ options at the trade deadline, James Ham of The Kings Beat confirms previous reporting from Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The Athletic, writing that Sacramento no longer has interest in taking on Tobias Harris‘ contract in any Ben Simmons deal and that De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton are off the table in trade discussions involving Domantas Sabonis.
While Fox and Haliburton are presumed to be off-limits, the Kings would be open to discussing virtually any other player on their roster, according to Ham. That includes center Richaun Holmes, who was just re-signed to a four-year contract during the 2021 offseason. Holmes, Harrison Barnes, and Buddy Hield would be among Sacramento’s prime trade candidates in any move for an impact player.
A league source tells Ham that the Kings – who are “working overtime” to seek out viable deals – won’t be eager to sacrifice future draft assets, but would be open to trading picks for quality players who are under contract for multiple years and who complement Fox and Haliburton.
Here’s more out of Sacramento:
- Tyrese Haliburton has exited the NBA’s health and safety protocols, as reported by… well, Haliburton himself (Twitter link). Sacramento no longer has any players in the protocols.
- De’Aaron Fox, who spoke to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports last week about his reaction to being included in trade rumors, discussed the subject again during a media session on Wednesday night, downplaying his concerns. “Am I worried about anything? No,” Fox said (video link via Ham). “Do I know stuff can happen? Yeah. But I’m not worried at all, no.”
- Asked in a video mailbag for SNY.tv about the possibility of the Knicks acquiring Fox, Ian Begley says some people in the Kings’ front office were interested in Julius Randle even before his breakout season in 2020/21. However, Begley is skeptical that there’s a major deal to be made between the two teams.
18 thoughts on “Kings Rumors: Holmes, Haliburton, Fox, Randle”
The Kings absolutely CANNOT trade Holmes. He signed an incredibly team friendly long term deal. I’ve been saying it since last August, Bagley, Buddy, and picks is the offer. What that gets them is yet to be seen but that has to be the offer
Two guys who cant crack starting lineup of kangz wont get you that much
Trade idea: Dallas gets Buddy, Bagley, and 2 swaps for Porzingis. If Dallas wants picks instead of swaps then put Green in the deal
Both teams say no.
The whole league knows that Sac.is looking to move Buddy and Bagley (whose 1/2 of a year before FA isn’t that valuable).For Sacramento to get Simmons, it would have to be Hield,Bagley,& a)Fox or b) Haliburton & H.Barnes ’22 or 2 1sts down the line.
That’s our great problem. Buddy and bagley (and 3 first with 3 swaps) for? Sabonis?
Buddy and Bagley are a negativ. If you Bagley a new year contract (4y 56 Mio) is this guy over paid. Buddy is a frustration player with elite shooting (in good days), with a to hight contract.
Trade buddy for Rubio and a protected lottery.
Take the new cap space in the offeseason and pick number 15-25.
And Barnes or Holmes mabye for young player. (Josh Green or another player with defense skills)
For everyone that thinks the Sixers situation is a dumpster fire… They are missing an All Star and All NBA Defense player, and will be in the playoffs not play-in.
They do that every year and exit without a ring.
29 teams exit without a ring each year
Philly has done a great job barreling thru this saga this year.
Doc has gone a great job this year as well but that’s still probably a no go for most to type out as they prefer to use him more as a punching bag
If you’re using the Kings as an example of why your favorite team isn’t a non contender, you’ve already lost all the hope you had.
The Kings are the example of, it could always be worst.
How have I lost all hope? Did Embiid croak?
I’d give up Randle for Haliburton and Bagley. Come on …….
Kings arent even that dumb.
If Holmes is available, Bulls should pitch D Jones plus a pick. He would be terrific in their rotation alongside Caruso and White.
A Fancy way of stating we are going to do nothing, because no one wants to trade w/ us !!
If Fox and Haliburton are off the table, then it’s hard to see the Kings doing anything of significance. Barnes and Holmes have some value, and, of course, their draft picks (but those are valuable only if there’s no or light protection, and THAT is what should be off the table).
SAC needs to get real as Barnes, Holmes, Buddy, Bagley & a bunch of unprotected firsts don’t get you even half of an impact player, so as @KHE said SAC ain’t doing no trades this time around, again!
All these reporters saying suchnsuch is on or off the table… interesting to know who the are channeling in the Kings FO… GM may get fired for all this