This may but a small damper on the party. But I'd trade Barnes for a better piece right now if I could. This would be a great time to sell high on him. Bring In a great piece at the right time. Thoughts?
The Kings are clearly building something here. They're an elite offense, the 10 man rotation is set in stone and playing extremely well. Fox and Sabonis should be all-stars if the game was tomorrow. Holmes or any of the back-end pieces are the guys you look at moving, not any of the current guys in the rotation.
I'm more than fine playing through the Barnes contract and if he leaves in the off-season, so be it. He's clearly found his groove again and I think him being a team leader as we push to break the playoff drought is far more important than extracting any mid-season value through a trade. Let's see where we're at around the deadline and potentially make moves from there. For now, you ride this wave and keep developing