The Kings have already made a pair of trades this season, and they’ve remained one of the most active teams on the trade market. They’re still open to making a deadline deal, and they’d particularly like to find another point guard, but they’re not willing to give up draft picks, and they’d only take on long-term salary in certain trades, according to Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee (Twitter links).
Sacramento’s brass likes incumbent point guard Isaiah Thomas, but they started the season envisioning him as a scorer off the bench and they have concerns about his transition to a playmaking role, as Jones explains. The Kings reportedly remain in the mix for Andre Miller, and they apparently made a few proposals last month without extending a formal offer.
Chad Ford of ESPN.com last week identified the Kings as trade deadline buyers, listing Marcus Thornton, Jason Thompson, Jimmer Fredette and Carl Landry as players whom the team might dangle in talks. A late January report indicated the Kings would “love to move” Thornton, and while he and Fredette frequently come up in trade chatter around the league, rival teams have shown little interest in either of them.