Despite Pending Sale, Sacramento Kings Still Willing To Make Trades – Kind Of

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-USA TODAY Sports

Given everything happening off the court, you wouldn’t think the Sacramento Kings would be very active in the trade market – and while they might stray clear once all is said and done, their pending sale to the Seattle based Hansen-Balmer group isn’t going to put a hold on improving the team.

Everybody’s favorite former Sacramento scribe Sam Amick, when poised with the question about potential King moves, essentially stated that the Kings are indeed open to potential makes – but with one caveat – no payroll will be added:

Essentially, it’s the same old, same old for the Kings going into the NBA’s trade deadline – they’re open to a move (assuming somebody wakes Geoff Petrie from his slumber), but it needs to be cost effective, which makes a trade extremely difficult given their desired parts are generally still on their rookie deals.

Potential franchise altering deals aren’t to be had, so if you do happen to see any moves, they’ll be the typical nickle and dime type moves. Yipee.

 

Topics: NBA Trade Deadline, NBA Trade Rumors, Sacramento Kings

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  • Krishnan1241

    I would think if they packaged Hayes, Garcia, or Salmons into the deal they could move a player on the Rookie scale and still get some decent talent in return? Those three could help an already established team looking for depth too.

    • http://twitter.com/ARoyalPain A Royal Pain

      Possible, no doubt, but given how Salmons and Hayes have played and that they’re still owed about $20 million (assuming you include Salmons’ buyout) I’d imagine they’d have to take a semi-gnarly deal in return to make the opposing team feel good about it. If anything, I’d expect them to move somebody like Aaron Brooks for change – just to clear up a log jam.

  • Guest9384

    If we could do a trade that would get rid of Hayes, Brooks, Garcia, Salmons AND Outlaw…. Now THAT’d be a trade! More like a dream.

    • Guest9384

      Oh and James Johnson