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Royal Reading: Hypothetical trade that would send Buddy Hield to the Nets

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The Kings would get a starting big man in return.

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We don’t know yet if or when the NBA regular season will resume, but we will definitely have an “offseason” at some point where player movement dominates the headlines.

Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz put together some hypothetical trades from a Brooklyn Nets perspective to try and a land third star to play with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant next season.

Here is his trade:

Brooklyn Receives: SG Buddy Hield

Sacramento Receives: C Jarrett Allen, F Taurean Prince, SG Theo Pinson, 2020 first-round pick (via Philadelphia 76ers)

“While Hield isn’t a superstar, he’s one of the NBA’s best outside shooters and has averaged 20.3 points per game over the past two seasons. Durant can play the alpha role, and Irving already proved he can be a No. 2 on a championship team. Hield would give the Nets a terrific third option who could lead the team in scoring on any given night. Hield is a career 41.1 percent shooter from deep and is under contract for the next four years at a reasonable $23.5 million per season. The Nets would be banking on him developing into a star, especially with the amount of wide-open looks he should get playing alongside Irving and Durant. The Kings have played better with Hield in a sixth-man role this season and will have to give Bogdan Bogdanovic a hefty contract to retain him in restricted free agency. They could use this as an opportunity to shed some salary while adding a terrific rim-running center in Allen, a starting-caliber forward in Prince and a first-round pick in this year’s draft (via the Sixers). Trading for Hield wouldn’t necessarily force Brooklyn to gut its roster, either. DeAndre Jordan could hold down the center position with Allen gone, and keeping LeVert would be huge for the Nets’ future. While Hield isn’t the biggest star the Nets could trade for, he fits in perfectly between Durant and Irving and would help Brooklyn keep more overall talent on the roster.”

Allen is double-double machine who would most likely come in and start at center, solidifying the position that has seen head coach Luke Walton use a rotation of different players. Adding Allen would make sense if the team doesn’t re-sign Alex Len after deciding not to pickup the option for Harry Giles. Richaun Holmes has played well and looks to be in the team’s long term plans. The first-round pick is enticing, but you’re looking at a pick in the 20s with Philly being a top-5 team in the east.

What do you think of Swartz’s trade proposal?

Now onto some more links:

Kings guard Kyle Guy’s grandfather passes away from coronavirus (CBS Sacramento)

Five things to watch from Kings’ emotional comeback over Timberwolves (NBC Bay Area)

What a canceled season costs the NBA, MLB, NHL and other leagues (Yahoo! Sports)