Just a few short days ago, the Kings were widely expected to shut down the power to their front office for today’s NBA Trade Deadline but after a late afternoon move that sent out their top five pick in Thomas Robinson, all bets are off.
Wanting to get a piece of the sad firesale, teams are frantically calling the Kings, doing their best to pry away any talent they can.
For the Boston Celtics, that talent is Tyreke Evans. The C’s have inquired about the former NBA Rookie of the Year according to a handful of sources with the Sacramento Bee’s Jason Jones breaking it first.
Evans, who’s yet to regain the form that made him the Rookie of the Year has played relatively well for the Kings this season, at least statistically, though the former Memphis Tiger continues to struggle with the mental aspect of the game.
Tyreke will also enter this upcoming free agency as a restricted free agent and the Kings have been vocal about their desire to extend him at a number he’d feel comfortable with, so might they finally pull the trigger that has been long rumored? Stay tuned at A Royal Pain as we’ll keep you updated on all of the happenings throughout the day.
Jason Jones says he’s told Evans will not be moved, at least not today.