Trades are a big part of every single NBA offseason and this summer could feature a ton of trades and there are already so many rumors out there about what could take place.
With the NBA Draft being just days away, plenty of big name players could wind up being on the move, but so could some younger talents who have not worked out in their situations.
Whether it is guys getting buried on their team’s depth charts due to injuries or teams adding more veteran talents at certain positions, we always see young players on rookie contracts on the move near the draft.
This year, there are plenty of teams looking to trade up in the draft and a handful of teams who are also looking to trade down.
Of those teams looking to move up, there are some teams who could be interested in trading away future assets for young talents on smaller deals that can contribute immediately.
With this said, let’s take a look at four young talents in the league who could very well end up being “buy-low” candidates with the NBA Draft set to take place this Thursday.
F Marvin Bagley III – Sacramento Kings
Since being drafted 2nd overall in 2018, Marvin Bagley III has had a very rocky start to his career with the Sacramento Kings. In three seasons, he has averaged 14.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and has shot 50% from the floor, proving that he can be a difference-maker for a team in the frontcourt, but his time with the Kings could be coming to an end.
Not only is Sacramento looking to add players who can help them win now, but Bagley is in the final year of his contract. Not to mention, the young forward seems to be unhappy with his current situation with the Kings given that he has been liking social media posts suggesting that he moves on from Sacramento.
If Marvin Bagley III wants out of Sacramento, the Kings would be smart to trade him for value now before he is worth nothing either at the trade deadline or next offseason. Trading him for a first-round pick in this year’s draft is definitely beneficial to Sacramento, but who knows if they can get this kind of value for him.