Category Archives: Kings
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sacramento Bee is reporting that Drew Gooden could be bought
out in the very near future.
SABlogs is reporting that the Kings came very, very, very
close to a deal yesterday for Markus Camby.
The Sacramento Bee is reporting on a possible fire sale with
team players. It is reported that Kings President Geoff Petrie has all but
written off this season and is “very, very open to deals.”
The Sacramento Bee is reporting that the Kings may be
looking to move a number of players such as John Salmons and Brad Miller before the