Kings trade Thomas Robinson to Rockets in multi-player deal

The Kings have traded forwards Thomas Robinson, Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt and a second-round pick to the Rockets for center Cole Aldrich, guard Toney Douglas, forward Patrick Patterson and $1 million, according to reports from Yahoo! Sports, USA Today Sports and NBA.com. The three-team deal also involved the Rockets sending forward Marcus Morris to the Suns for a 2013 second-round pick, according to NBA.com. The Rockets and Suns were able to absorb more salary than they sent out without matching because both teams are under the salary cap.

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Ailene Voisin: Evans' future is up in the air

Tyreke Evans counts the number of guards on the Kings roster. He
hears the persistent trade rumors. He remembers that his bosses refused
to extend his contract last fall.He also is miffed that the
organization failed to arrange for a second opinion on his sore left
knee, leaving his brothers and his agent to schedule a visit with Lakers
orthopedist Dr. Steve Lombardo.Without issuing any trade demands
– that’s not his style – Evans said he would be neither shocked nor
devastated if he were sent elsewhere before the Feb. 21 deadline.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/09/5101590/ailene-voisin-evans-future-is.html#storylink=cpy

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Are Kings staying? Not so fast, says Gavin Maloof

Are the Kings staying, or are they going? Even the league and the team’s owners apparently disagree.

The Los Angeles Times reported today that NBA officials say they expect the Kings to remain in Sacramento next year.

Team co-owner Gavin Maloof immediately disagreed, saying he and his brothers haven’t made up their minds yet. Continue reading “Are Kings staying? Not so fast, says Gavin Maloof” »

Kings' trade outlook

Sam Amick

The Kings remain in a challenging position, as their focus is acquiring a big man the likes of whom may not exist.

The most talented of those potentially available – players like
Phoenix’s Amar’e Stoudemire, Bosh, and Utah’s Carlos Boozer – are
simply too risky because they have expiring contracts and may not
re-sign this summer. Meanwhile, there is the alternative of pursuing
big men of less impact such as Dalembert, whose contracts would
severely limit the financial flexibility in the near future. Though the
Kings’ financial outlook isn’t as dire as it was at this point last
season, they still need to spend responsibly. Continue reading “Kings' trade outlook” »