Sacramento Kings: Trade targets who would guarantee a playoff appearance

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2. Andrew Wiggins, SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

Speaking of the 2014 NBA Draft class… Admittedly, this idea came from ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz.

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When I first read it, it seemed ridiculous. Why would the Kings want to acquire an underachieving wing who brings almost no value on the defensive end? Then, as I started to ponder the possibility more, it all began to make sense.

With Wiggins, the Kings could solve their problem at small forward. They haven’t gotten quality production out of the position this season, with Iman Shumpert and Justin Jackson failing to find their footing. Inserting Wiggins into the mix, though, would give Sacramento an offensive spark plug at the 3 who could help improve what’s already one of the best scoring teams in the NBA.

It’s not like the Kings don’t have the cap space to take on the four years and $122 million remaining on his contract. And what they get in return is an explosive athlete who can pair with De’Aaron Fox to give opposing defenses headaches.

Especially on a roster loaded at the 4 and 5 spots, Wiggins would bring a wide range of talents to the floor for Sacramento. Maybe a jersey swap is just what the former No. 1 overall pick needs to turn his potential into increased on-court production and efficiency.