KhalilS wrote:I suggested a trade of KP for Hield and Barnes, save Kings money and gives the Mavs starting 2 and 4 for small ball lineup, but I'm not sure how Barnes will take it after how he was traded from here.
I think KP + J-Rich + Burke for Hield and Holmes SnT may serve the Mavs well. Not sure how the Sacremento team value the duo, though. If a KP move backfires, expect the Mavs to bulk up and stop all the attempts to rest KP. Even with a skinny frame, KP couldn't guard the perimeter. Without bulking up much, KP is still not durable. Then, it's better to bulk KP like normal big. At least, KP could defend the paint, set screens and post up a lot more effectively. The Mavs couldn't afford to have a 35M-per player who couldn't find a role to contribute on both ends.