NBA Rumors: Sacramento Kings Reportedly Shopping 2 Players

The Sacramento Kings are looking to shake up their 11th place roster, currently 11-17 after dropping three straight, and it appears that Buddy Hield and Marvin Bagley III are available for trade as the NBA approaches its unofficial start to the trade season on December 15th when, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, as much as 84% of the league will be available via trade.
The Kings are reportedly not engaging in talks with the Indiana Pacers despite the Pacers' apparent willingness to move Myles Turner, Damontas Sabonis and Caris LeVert and according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Kings are one of the teams still in the mix for Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons.

Hield has posted 15.6 points per game this season on 38% shooting from the field and 35% from behind the line, the lowest shooting percentages of his career despite his 23.4% Usage Rate. After Hawks guard Solomon Hill hilariously roasted Buddy on Twitter for still being a member of the Kings organization, the writing seems to be on the wall for the 28-year old shooting guard.

For Bagley, the situation is very different as the once highly-coveted big man has had a slow start to the season that included a public feud with then-head coach Luke Walton. In just 13 games this season, Bagley is posting just 8.1 points per game and has been replaced in the rotation by the likes of Tristan Thompson and Alex Len.

With their eyes on Simmons or another top-end talent, it may take more than two players who appear to be on the decline for the Kings to get a deal done but management and fans alike will be hoping to make a deal happen sooner rather than later as a chance at the playoffs appears to be slipping further and further away.

Check out below for highlights from the Kings’ 23-point drubbing at the hands of the Toronto Raptors last night.

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