The Kings recently informed point guard De’Aaron Fox that he is not being mentioned in trade talks, and both Fox and fellow guard Tyrese Haliburton are considered off limits, per James Ham of The Kings Beat.
“Is there a possibility for a late change of heart?” Ham wrote. “Absolutely, but the Kings would have to get a wild over the top deal in order to change their current stance.”
That said, everyone else on the Kings’ roster appears to be available, per Ham. That list includes center/forwards Richaun Holmes and Marvin Bagley III, as well as small forward Harrison Barnes, center Tristan Thompson and shooting guard Buddy Hield.
“A league source tells Ham that the Kings — who are “working overtime” to seek out viable deals — won’t be eager to sacrifice future draft assets, but would be open to trading picks for quality players who are under contract for multiple years and who complement Fox and Haliburton,” relayed Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors.
Fox indicated he has not been impacted by the trade rumors.
“In most sports, most players come up in trade talks,” Fox told reporters, via Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee. “Obviously, you don’t have too many people who are really untouchable, so you always know something can happen.”
No matter, Kings owner Vivek Ranadive has reportedly given GM Monte McNair the green light to reshape the roster as the franchise aims to make a playoff push and build something sustainable.