The Sacramento Kings front office has been among the most active in the entire league, this according to CBS Sports’ Ken Berger who has been told by rival GM’s that the team is ‘swinging for the fences’:
The Cavaliers and Kings have been among the most aggressive teams in pursuit of trades, league sources say. On the heels of acquiring Rudy Gay from Toronto, the Kings are “swinging for the fences” on the trade market, one rival executive said.
Berger points out that Denver Nuggets point guard Andre Miller is among of the top targets by general manager Pete D’Alessandro, but the GM has somebody else atop his wish list. Who’s the special player, you ask? None other than Golden State Warriors sharpshooter, Klay Thompson:
But Kings GM Pete D’Alessandro’s true long-term target is said to be Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson, who will be a restricted free agent after next season.
Restricted or not, Thompson would not come cheaply and it’s unknown if the Kings as currently constructed would have enough to get a deal done. Thus, it’s possible D’Alessandro may be thinking of Thompson as a potential free agent acquisition/sign and trade in a few years.
Regardless, it appears the Kings will continue to pick through the trade market in the coming month.