Dec 21, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA;Sacramento Kings shooting guard Marcus Thornton (23) reacts after he made a three pointer against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center. Sacramento Kings defeated the Orlando Magic 105-100. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Sacramento Kings still attempting to trade Marcus Thornton?

The Sacramento Kings are still said to be one of the most aggressive teams in the NBA’s trade market – a sentiment that Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders confirmed with a recent tweet suggesting the Kings are still attempting to trade guard Marcus Thornton.

what are your thoughts on a possible marcus thornton for omer asik trade? —> I know Sacramento wants to move Marcus

The Bayou Bomber has been nothing short of awful for Sacramento this season, looking woeful outside of a rogue game here and there.

As the second highest paid player on the team, would one assume the Kings would love to forgo the final year of Thornton’s $8.5 million dollar contract, especially given the offensive additions of Rudy Gay and the emergence of Isaiah Thomas.

Getting much of a return for the former LSU product isn’t going to be easy given his recent play or lofty salary, but one could argue just removing his salary from the books in a straight salary dump would be equally beneficial to the team.

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