Young standouts Davion Mitchell and Keegan Murray find their way to Washington
With the success of the Sacramento Kings this season and the integral roles that both Keegan Murray and Davion Mitchell had in that success, they are nearly untouchable in the trade market. This trade is likely no exception.
While Kyle Kuzma did have a fantastic season this year for the Washington Wizards, his three-point shot was incredibly streaky. When comparing his strengths as a player to the role he would need to play if he were to find his way to Sacramento, it looks like a square peg and a round hole.
Keegan Murray accepted a role smaller than what he is probably capable of and he excelled. He set the NBA record for most three-pointers made in a year by a rookie while shooting north of 41% from beyond the arc. On top of this, he was a solid defender and did a decent job on the glass.
With Davion Mitchell, he is one of the league’s best when it comes to defense at the point guard position. He proved it when he truly bothered Stephen Curry during their first-round matchup, although, there is very little anybody can do to stop Curry when he has it going.
Kuzma is also over five years older than Murray and three years older than Mitchell. This trade would be great for the Wizards, but not so much for the Kings.