Kings Looking To Trade Barnes; What They’re Seeking

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The Sacramento Kings will have their work cut out for themselves at the NBA trade deadline. Between names like De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Marvin Bagley III, and Harrison Barnes all being in trade rumors, they appear primed to get a deal done of some sort.

For Barnes, there will be plenty of interested suitors at the NBA trade deadline. It just remains to be seen whether the Kings can net the necessary value they seek in return for him in trade talks.

According to HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto, the Sacramento Kings are seeking a first-round pick in trade talks involving Harrison Barnes.

Regarding Harrison Barnes, I’ve heard from executives around the league that Sacramento would like at least a first-round pick in any potential deal for him.

Harrison Barnes is having a strong season with averages of 16.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 2.4 assists while shooting 40.8% from beyond the arc. As a stretch-four, he brings strong value for a team seeking a boost in the perimeter shooting department and another scoring punch, in general.

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There has been a lot of reports connecting Barnes to the Utah Jazz as of late but it appears complicated for there to be a viable pathway for a deal to get done. Jerami Grant, an even more attainable trade target, has been another wing upgrade linked to the team.

The New Orleans Pelicans recently have been a team that many are keeping an eye on as a potential suitor, too. Barnes would bring an immediate boost as a stretch-four while Zion Williamson is sidelined, but unless he slides over to the three spot with Brandon Ingram at the two, there’s overlap when the team is healthy.

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At times, the Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls have been linked as logical trade suitors for Barnes, too. Another team that makes sense is the Dallas Mavericks, who could use a wing that can knockdown jumpers and put the ball on the floor when Luka Doncic gets double-teamed.

Harrison Barnes is signed through the 2022-23 season and will earn roughly $18.4 million on the final-year of his deal. He has a relatively favorable contract for the level of production that he brings to the table.

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