Some around the NBA wonder what exactly the Sacramento Kings are doing. From signing Darren Collison in favor of Isaiah Thomas to alleged trade talks which would have brought Josh Smith to the California capital, minds among NBA circles are abuzz.
The same can likely be said for many fans who are also wondering what exactly is up in the Sacramento Kings front office. Well, general manager Pete D’Alessandro sat down with Zach Lowe of Grantland and explained what exactly the Kings are attempting to do and how they’ll achieve that goal.
D’Aleesandro’s main two points, as focused on by Lowe were the Sacramento Kings’ willingness to accept good players on bad contracts and giving up nothing of long-term value in the process.
“There are players that are being paid more than the league thinks they should be paid,” D’Alessandro says. “We see those contracts as an opportunity. Our first question is, ‘Do we like the player?’ If we do, then can we use a contract the league doesn’t look favorably on as an opportunity to make our team better?”
Lowe goes on to explain that under D’Alessandro the Kings have yet to trade a first-round pick or move a young player, something that was seen far too often under the Maloof reign of terror.
That of course is just one of many issues Lowe and D’Alessandro touch on in the fantastic piece, so if you haven’t checked it out yet I highly suggest you do so.