3. Blazers get 1st from Kings
Sacramento had the best offense in the NBA last season and ranked 24th in defensive rating. It was the worst amongst teams who qualified for the playoffs and 6.1 points per 100 possessions behind than the league-leading Cavaliers. The Kings virtually ran it back this summer, but may have to address their defensive issues at some point.
Robert Williams III would be the perfect addition. He can protect the rim and defend multiple positions. The 6’9 big man played his best when being the help side defender next to Al Horford, and the Kings could employ a similar scheme next to Domantas Sabonis.
Trey Lyles has yet to play because of injury, and Chris Duarte is getting 15.5 minutes per game. They could move out both players and have Robert Williams as their backup center, who can play next to Sabonis when necessary. It would give Mike Brown more options in the playoffs and make the Kings a more versatile group.
The Portland Trail Blazers would be excited to get a first-round pick and two players under 30 who may fit into their rotation. They would try to keep the selection unprotected, but the Kings would likely make it top-ten in 2026.