When a rebuilding NBA team makes a win-now move, it’s often met with skepticism.
The idea is that you’re supposed to gradually build your team. The conventional wisdom holds that the core that you’ve drafted should be winning games before you make a big trade.
The Sacramento Kings defied that wisdom when they traded Tyrese Haliburton for Domantas Sabonis at last year’s trade deadline.
They moved an extremely promising young point guard for an older player, and they weren’t even a good team.
Well, they are now. The move has paid dividends. People have been forced to accept that they were wrong. The Kings look like dark horse title contenders.
Could they solidify their position by acquiring OG Anunoby of the Toronto Raptors?