Feb 12, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Sacramento Kings power forward Jason Thompson (34) is defended by New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Sacramento Kings defeat the New York Knicks 106-101 in OT. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Sacramento Kings rumors: Looking to trade power forward


The Sacramento Kings are in the midst of a re-building project and currently are stacked with too many power forwards. Given that, the team is apparently looking to clear up the log jam and move one of their power forwards in a trade.

Of course, that sounds a lot easier than it actually might be as the forward’s the Kings may be looking to trade don’t exactly have the most desirable of contracts.

The most likely candidate to be moved is Jason Thompson, however, the veteran still has another two seasons on his contract. If there is a silver lining though, it’s that Thompson’s contract for the 2016-17 season isn’t fully guaranteed. He however comes with a $400,000 dollar trade kicker.

Another player who could be flipped is Carl Landry, though he suffered a nagging injury last season which limited him to a handful of games. If he is to be traded, a team will likely want to see how healthy he is before making such a move considering he’s fresh off a four year, $26 million dollar contract which he signed last offseason.

The Sacramento Kings also have Derrick Williams (though he’s more of a small forward), Quincy Acy and Reggie Evans on their roster though none of the mentioned players are likely to bring much (if any) return in a trade, leaving Thompson and Landry as the most likely candidates to be shipped out.

According to Jason Jones, the Kings are looking to obtain a shot-blocker in a trade to improve their interior defense.

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