Apr 17, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings point guard Jimmer Fredette (7) argues a call with the referee during the second quarter at the Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings Trying To Trade Jimmer Fredette To Utah Jazz Or Indiana Pacers, Acquire Additional First Round Draft Pick?


This weekend, ESPN scribe Marc Stein randomly put out a tweet saying Sacramento King fans have to be happy that their front office now “talks” – essentially suggesting that the old regime, which kept everything close to their vest has moved on and the new blood is far more open in their intentions.

So it only makes sense that a few days later, Stein reports some of those intentions which is to trade for an additional first round pick for Thursday’s NBA Draft and are using Jimmer Fredette as the bait for it.

Per Stein:

The Sacramento Kings are looking to acquire a second first-round pick and are using guard Jimmer Fredette as bait. Sources say the Kings have reached out to a number of teams in the mid-to-late first round in an attempt to secure another pick. Both the Indiana Pacers and Utah Jazz are potential destinations for Jimmer. Kings coach Mike Malone is enamored with both Tim Hardaway Jr. and Tony Snell, but the Kings feel that they can get them much lower in the draft.

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