This Heat-Kings Trade Features Harrison Barnes To Miami

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Half of the NBA is currently in grips with each other in the first round of the 2022 playoffs, while the other half is gearing up for the off-season.

Only the Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, and San Antonio Spurs are slated to have significant spending money in free agency, so all of the other teams that missed the postseason will have to get more creative if they mean to improve their rosters.

Whether it be through trades or the draft, with the Play-In Tournament now in effect, every squad should think they have an outside shot at making the playoffs with a few minor tweaks to their roster, aside from maybe the youngest bottom-dwelling organizations.

One of the teams most thirsting to make the playoffs is the Sacramento Kings. The Kings were rumored to have a playoff mandate this last season, which led to them making the shocking trade that sent Tyrese Haliburton to the Indiana Pacers in return for Domantas Sabonis.

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Obviously, that swap did not work out in Sacramento’s favor, but there’s little doubt that their brass expects to make the postseason next year.

If that’s the case, the Kings will need to continue to shake up their roster to build the best possible team around their new star pairing.