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.