With the NBA season underway, rumors have surfaced that the Sacramento Kings are aggressively pursuing a trade for a new point guard. The Kings have started the season with a disappointing 4-10 record, largely due to a lack of consistency from star player and 2010 Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans. Evans has been battling sore ankles along with plantar fasciitis and has not been himself thus far in the season, averaging just 17 points per game while shooting under 40 percent from the field.
The Kings have also struggled with their three-point shooting, hitting on just under 32 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc. With Evans' ability to penetrate and the potent post scoring of Carl Landry, Jason Thompson and Demarcus Cousins, the Kings must have players who are able to space the floor and connect on their three-point attempts.
The Kings recently offered big man Jason Thompson to the Atlanta Hawks for backup point guard Jeff Teague, but were turned down. Several sources have reported that The Kings are also very interested in Aaron Brooks of the Rockets, whose three point shooting would complement Tyreke Evans beautifully. However, it seems unlikely that the Kings would be able to pry Brooks away from the Rockets without giving up fifth overall pick Demarcus Cousins.
As a result, the Kings may have to look at other options to bolster their backcourt. I played around with the NBA trade machine a bit and came up with these five options.