A few days ago, talks were leaked from Indiana Pacers beat writers that the Kings were in talks with the Pacers for power forward, Troy Murphy. Local legend and icon Sam Amick confirmed reports this afternoon that the Kings and Pacers are indeed having serious talks about a swap of power forwards.
While minor details are still being worked out, the proposed trade would send Murphy to Sacramento in exchange for Kenny Thomas.
With Sacramento being under the salary cap, the trade would work financially in a straight up swap, but, rumors have the Pacers requesting a little more for Murphy than just a straight salary dump, such as a small contract, but promising young talent as Donte Greene. I’d say the Kings would be much more inclined to throw in a future pick however.
Murphy has one year remaining on his contract, after this season at a steep 11,968,255, However, it becomes quite a trade chip come the 2011 trade deadline.
More to come as we learn it.