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The Kings have almost definitely traded their #7 pick, and may want Monta Ellis

Jun 23, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

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The “most intriguing rumor/report award” of the day so far definitely goes to DraftExpress’ Jonathan Givony, who gave us this cryptic tidbit a little earlier:

 Teams calling Sacramento about the #7 pick are being told it’s already been moved. Problem is, no one knows to who, or for which player.

Okay, that’s kind of a new one. There has been widespread speculation that the Spurs have been looking to trade Tony Parker and/or Richard Jefferson‘s contract in order to get the pick and take Klay Thompson, but clearly there’s a bit of mystery surrounding the actual deal that may or may not have gone down.

Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick, whose reporting on the Kings has always been as reliable as any reporting on any team, confirmed Givony’s tidbit, and offered this tidbit of his own:

As an interesting subplot, sources say the Kings and Golden State had substantial talks about Monta Ellis. Not sure who Warriors wanted.

UPDATE: As I was typing this up, this report came out from Gery Woelfel, and was retweeted by Amick:

Bucks appear to have deal with Sacamento for No. 7.

This draft day is getting crazier by the minute, and we still haven’t had an official deal go down yet.

 

  1. luckynumberseven7 - Jun 23, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    Have to wonder if Brandon Jennings is involved since Sacramento wants a point. It gets him back in his home state, but as a Bucks fan I’d be sad to see him go. He’s not the best shooter but he needs more free run in this offense here in Milwaukee. Such a slow-pace isn’t going to favor someone like Brandon. The Bucks offense is HARD to watch.

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