Time for Kings to revisit Otto Porter trade? Here's one idea for a deal


Back on Nov. 30, NBC Sports California confirmed that the Kings had interest in Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. and had been in contact with Washington.

Nothing has materialized in two months since.

But, with the Feb. 7 NBA trade deadline rapidly approaching, is it time for the two sides to revisit those talks?

NBC Sports NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh believes a deal between the Kings and Wizards is one of four trades that needs to happen before the deadline.

What would a potential trade look like? Brace yourselves, Kings fans.

In Haberstroh's proposed deal, the Kings would get Porter Jr. and an option to swap first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021.

The Kings would have to give up young wing Bogdan Bogdanovic and the expiring contract of Zach Randolph.

What would push the Kings to make a move like this? Because Porter is a proven starter at small forward, a position the Kings could use an upgrade at moving forward.

Porter was the No. 3 overall pick in 2013 and is a year younger than Bogdanovic, but comes with a hefty contract. He owed over $27 million in 2019-20 and has a 2010-21 player option for $28.49 million.

Bogdanovic has one year left on a three-year, $27 million deal he signed before the 2017-18 season and is a fan favorite.

While Porter might be a good fit for the Kings, it would be tough to see Kings GM Vlade Divac parting with a player like Bogdanovic.

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