Yesterday, it was reported that the talks for a new arena for the Kings in Sacramento were making progress. However, NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper (via Twitter) shed some new light on the state of the talks that was slightly less optimistic. Here are the important points:
- Howard-Cooper characterizes the talks as "too close to call" as to whether a deal will get done by the March 1 deadline.
- David Stern does not believe that the Maloof brothers' financial stability will be an obstacle in the arena talks, refuting a previous report.
- There is a belief among some NBA officials that the deal could fall short, leading to the Kings' eventual departure from Sacramento.