January 5, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie addresses the media during a press conference after naming Keith Smart (not pictured) head coach before the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Power Balance Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

GM Geoff Petrie Hopeful Kings Get “Some Things Done In The Next Few Days”


Kings beat writer Jason Jones spoke with GM Geoff Petrie today in Vegas while the Kings scrimmaged against the Memphis Grizzlies and the man at wheel gave his usually cryptic answers. In un-Petrie like fashion though, he did divulge some info about potential moves happening in the next few days:

Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie commenting on free agency and improving Kings: “A lot of the hot money goes out early. There still players out there who are quality players and there’s still the possibility for trades are certainly still pretty active. We’ve had quite a few conversations on different things and I’m hopeful we’ll get some things done in the next few days.”

Petrie on areas team needs to improve: “We can’t get it all with one player. We would like to do some prudent things to improve our roster and still give us some flexibility going forward. To still improve ourselves at small forward, improve our shooting and probably get a little more creativity in the backcourt if that was possible and continue to build with a young nucleus.”

While we’ve heard the Kings were in trade discussions for the past week or so, this is Petrie’s first admission of the rumor, something he rarely does.

Expecting any big moves though will breed disappointment, so fans need to temper their expectations as most moves will be minimal. The Kings will probably fill out the rest of the roster with a Summer League invite and bring in a small forward, be it a re-upping of Terrence Williams or finding one in free agency.

Let’s just hope Petrie stays away from recent amnesty/waiver casualties like Josh Childress and Martell Webster.

And yes – I’m just as worried as you are that he’ll be intrigued with them.

Here, have a drink…

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