Grade the trade: Kings add star power in potential blockbuster with the Bulls

Domantas Sabonis, De'Aaron Fox
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Well, well, well, how the turntables, right? In little over a year, the Sacramento Kings went from the laughingstock of the NBA to Western Conference contenders. Ever since they hired former Warriors assistant Mike Brown to be the franchise’s new head coach, the Kings have been on a roll. Along with Brown, the duo of De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis bloomed last year for the Kings, another big reason why they finished third in the West.

They then took the Golden State Warriors to seven games in the first round of the playoffs. Unfortunately, Warriors guard Stephen Curry was not interested in a Cinderella story and gave the Kings a 50-point masterpiece in Game 7 to send them home. This season for the Kings, it is all about taking the next step, which is winning a playoff series for the first time since 2004.

To do that, they need to acquire more star power to keep up with other contenders in the West. Fortunately for the Kings, there is a disgruntled star on the Chicago Bulls who would love a change of scenery and would probably prefer California weather over the Windy City.