The Sacramento Kings took a significant jump this season and were very successful. They ended their 16-year playoff drought after going 48-34 on the season, which was good enough for third in the Western Conference. The Kings then fought the defending champions Golden State Warriors in a full seven-game series in the first round.

While Sacramento didn't make a deep playoff run, this season was a massive step in the right direction. The Warriors have won four titles with the core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. It was surprising to many that Sacramento was even able to take them to seven games. De'Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis had phenomenal seasons and will be up for All-NBA teams.

Last offseason, Sacramento made some great moves, drafting Keegan Murray with the 4th pick. Murray had a great rookie season and had some good moments in the playoffs. He averaged 12.2 points and 4.6 rebounds across 80 games in the regular season, shooting 45.3 percent from the floor and 41.1 percent from three. Murray was already a great 3-point shooter in his rookie campaign and could grow into an elite two-way player.

The Kings also traded for Kevin Huerter and signed Malik Monk last offseason. Huerter struggled in the playoffs but had a fantastic regular season. He averaged 15.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals while shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 40.2 percent from downtown.

Monk had an impressive season and stepped up his game in the first round against Golden State. Monk averaged 19.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists across the seven-game series. He was a big scoring punch for Sacramento and contributed to wins throughout the series.

The Kings will now look to build on their successful 2022-23 season. With that said, here are three early trade targets for the Kings in the 2023 NBA offseason.

3. Bojan Bogdanovic

The Kings could use some added depth at forward. Bojan Bogdanovic had a great 2022 season with the Detroit Pistons, who liked his veteran presence with their young core. They did hold trade discussions surrounding him at the deadline, though, so the team could revisit trade offers in the offseason.

With that said, the Kings should be interested.

Bogdanovic would fit well as an added scoring punch to the lineup. He averaged 21.6 points while shooting 48.8 percent from the field and 41.1 percent from downtown. Bogdanovic is a solid defender, but at 34, he will only regress in that aspect of his game.

However, he could be an excellent veteran addition for the Kings as he adds a scoring presence that also spaces the floor at a great clip.

2. OG Anunoby

OG Anunoby would be a perfect player to bring to Sacramento. Anunoby was shopped at the deadline, and many teams were interested in the 25-year-old. He is one of the best defenders in the NBA and has the versatility to guard every position. Anunoby led the league in steals with 1.9 per game and was an elite defender. He also had one of his best offensive seasons, averaging 16.8 points and five rebounds.

His two-way play would fit perfectly at the forward spot alongside Fox and Sabonis. However, the price of acquiring him is high. At the deadline, the Toronto Raptors declined an offer of three first-round picks for Anunoby.

There will be plenty of teams interested in Anunoby this offseason, and his price could ultimately be out of the range for the Kings.

1. Dorian Finney-Smith

The best trade target for Sacramento is Dorian Finney-Smith. Finney-Smith was acquired by the Brooklyn Nets at the trade deadline when they sent Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks. Brooklyn will be one of the more active teams this offseason as they retool their team around Mikal Bridges.

Finney-Smith could be a veteran that they move on from. He is one of the NBA's best 3-and-D role players and would be an excellent fit with the Kings. Finney-Smith's impact doesn't fill up the box score. He takes the task of defending the opposing team's top wing scorer. While he can be a streaky shooter, his impact on the defensive end of the floor would make him a great fit with the Sacramento.

After all, the Kings boasted one of the best offenses in the 2022-23 season.

The Kings have an important offseason ahead. They have a great foundation to build on with De'Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis leading the way, and with a few good offseason moves, plus the development of players like Keegan Murray and several others on the roster, they could be contenders in the Western Conference next season and beyond.