The Sacramento Kings and the 2022 NBA Trade


The Kings acquired Domantas Sabonis, Justin Holiday + Jeremy Lamb from the Indiana Pacers | Photo by Sacramento Kings

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With the flurry of commentary + community outpouring in response to the 2022 NBA Trade, it’s been admittedly tough to keep up with the Sacramento Kings.

Here’s the scoop: The Kings signed off as one of the most active teams in the final week of trading, completing “blockbuster trades” that even surprised King’s current leading scorer De’Aaron Fox, who stated, “Everyone was shocked for sure.”

Here’s what you need to know:

Who joined the Kings

  • Domantas Sabonis | Forward-center | Indiana Pacers
  • Justin Holiday | Forward-guard | Indiana Pacers
  • Jeremy Lamb | Guard-forward | Indiana Pacers
  • Donte DiVincenzo | Guard | Milwakuee Bucks
  • Josh Jackson | Forward-guard | Detroit Pistons
  • Trey Lyles | Forward-center | Detroit Pistons
  • Plus, the Kings scored a protected 2023 second-round pick from the Indiana Pacers.

Who left the Kings

  • Tyrese Haliburton | Guard | Traded to the Indiana Pacers
  • Buddy Hield | Guard-forward | Traded to the Indiana Pacers
  • Tristan Thompson | Center-forward | Traded to the Indiana Pacers
  • Marvin Bagley III | second round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft | Traded to the Detroit Pistons

Why this deal matters

For those who like to play by the numbers

  • Sacramento 2021-22 season record so far: 21-36 | 25 games left in the regular season
  • Ranked No. 12 out of 15 in the Western Conference
  • Sacramento has not reached the playoffs for 16 years
  • Domantas Sabonis recorded a double-double (22 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists) in his Kings debut this Wednesday in the victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Watch his first-game highlights.

Want to see what other fans are saying or join in on the conversation? Check out this collection of Tweets with fan’s reactions + thoughts on the recent trade.

What do you think about the Sacramento Kings + the trades completed this season? Let us know.

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