Kings Trade For Bulls’ Patrick Williams In Bold Proposal

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When an NBA player is coming into the league, we don’t know who they’re going to be. We only have theories. We take a player’s experience before joining the league and make projections about how they’ll perform once they’re in it. 

This is not a perfect science. Scouts get it right, but just as often, they get it wrong. Some players exceed our predraft expectations.

Unfortunately, others don’t live up to them. Will Patrick Williams of the Chicago Bulls be one of those players? It’s too early to draw that conclusion.

Still, it is worth noting that Williams is struggling this year. Some have wondered whether he might benefit from a change of scenery.

Could the Sacramento Kings offer him one? 

NBA Trade Proposal: Sacramento Kings Land Chicago Bulls’ Patrick Williams

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Chicago Bulls Receive: F/C Trey Lyles, 2026 First-Round Pick (Top 5 Protected – SAC) 
Sacramento Kings Receive: F Patrick Williams

Meanwhile, the draft is the league’s foremost pool of talent. If a team is rebuilding, they typically look to the draft. Sometimes, they can be a frustrating process. 

Look at the Kings. This team hit big on DeMarcus Cousins. He was the type of player who should have led them to several winning seasons.

Yet, the Kings never made the postseason during the Cousins era. Poor drafting was as much to blame as any other variable. So, the Kings decided to stop building through the draft.

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They selected both De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton in the draft and promptly shipped Haliburton to the Indiana Pacers for Domantas Sabonis. In doing so, they got back to the playoffs.

Should they now invest in Williams? 

Why The Sacramento Kings Do The Deal 

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The Kings could use a 3-and-D wing. That said, as a win-now team, they may want a more reliable one. Williams is having a poor season. Why would Sacramento trade for him? 

They may struggle to find another low-risk, high-reward proposition like this one. It’s worth noting that Williams’ whole career hasn’t been a disappointment.

At times, he’s looked like he would justify his selection as the 4th overall pick in 2020. If he regains his form in Sacramento, the Kings will have a platoon of 3-and-D wings between him, Harrison Barnes and Keegan Murray.

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With Sabonis in the middle, that’s vital for this team. If it doesn’t work out, they lost a role player and burned a protected pick.

Should the Bulls accept that return for Williams? 

Why The Chicago Bulls Do The Deal 

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This would be a disappointing outcome for the Bulls. When you select a player with the fourth pick, you don’t want to move them years later for a pick that’s protected outside of that range. 

Sure. With that said, if the Bulls don’t move Williams soon, they may not even be able to get this type of return for him.

That’s the type of season that Williams is having. His trade value is constantly declining, and the Bulls seem ready to rebuild. This situation is not ideal. 

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So, the Bulls should take this package for Williams. The Kings are a playoff team – this pick should convey. If Williams becomes the player that the Bulls envisioned, they’ll just have to live with it. 

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