Kings, Warriors Not Expected To Reach Deal

February 21 2013 at 1:35pm CDT By Luke Adams

1:35pm: Barring a last-minute surprise, the Warriors won't make a move to get below the tax, tweets Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. The Kings had some interest in Jeremy Tyler, according to Spears, but it sounds like the two teams couldn't work out an agreement.

10:22am: Given the team's uncertain ownership situation, we expected a quiet deadline from the Kings, but Sacramento has already made a six-player trade, and is still discussing deals. According to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com (via Twitter), the Kings have talked to the Warriors about acquiring one of Golden State's minimum-salary players, with cash as a sweetener.

Sending cash and a player to Sacramento now would help the Warriors save money later, if the team can dip below the luxury-tax threshold. Trading a pair of players from a group of minimum-salary guys that includes Charles Jenkins, Jeremy Tyler, and Kent Bazemore would allow Golden State to avoid being a taxpayer this season.

The Kings, meanwhile, are allowed to take on up to $3MM in cash via trade per season. The team acquired $1MM in its deal with the Rockets, but still has room to take on more, as Sam Amick of USA Today tweets.

While a Kings/Warriors swap would be a minor one, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee isn't ruling out the possibility that Sacramento could explore a larger deal, tweeting that the Kings may revisit Tyreke Evans talks.

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