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Sacramento Kings not interested in Yao Ming

Dec 29, 2010, 10:11 AM EST

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As we told you yesterday the Houston Rockets are seeing if there is any interest in Yao Ming’s expiring contract around the league.

They did contact the Sacramento Kings but were told, “thanks, but no thanks” according to the Sacramento Bee.

The reason is the discussions started with DeMarcus Cousins, a rookie that — despite some issues with coach Paul Westphal — is not about to be moved. Samuel Dalembert also was in the conversation at one point but that didn’t move the deal along.

As the Bee notes, the Kings would love to land a star player but they need one who can play for them, not just one who saves them cash.

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