As we’ve seen rather often, a trade isn’t completely done until both parties agree and the NBA’s office signs off. In recent years, deadline deals have been seemingly agreed to only to fall apart in the final seconds.
That may not have happened to the Kings (at least in that fashion), but according to general manager Pete D’Alessandro, he had at least five trades in the works that for whatever reason, didn’t go through.
Speaking to Kings.com about the difficulty of drafting a player against trading for players, the first-year GM explained the amount of deals he thought were near completion but never finished.
“When you’re doing a trade, a deal isn’t done until it’s done. I’ve had probably five other deals done this year that weren’t ever completed, but they were right there, and at least one of them that got done was done quickly and out of nowhere. So trades are really difficult in terms of trying to manage the moving parts.”
D’Alessandro doesn’t go on to explain which deal came together quickly and obviously doesn’t elaborate on the deals that didn’t get finished, though, rather interesting to hear given Pete had assumed the potential trades were nearing their completion before they fell apart.
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