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Add the Sacramento Kings to the list of teams unlikely to deal before the trade deadline

Feb 18, 2013, 5:22 PM EST

Francisco Garcia, Isaiah Thomas, Tyreke Evans AP

It’s hard to care too much about what happens on the actual court for the Sacramento Kings right now. With the ownership and relocation drama looming over the team at all times, there are bigger fights to be had than regular season games. It’s a difficult situation for everyone — members of the organization, players, fans — everyone.

In a normal year, with a locked in arena deal and a decent ownership group, the Sacramento Kings might be active at the deadline. There are pieces that contending teams might want, and young players like Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins that could be dangled.

But it’s really kind of impossible for the Kings to do much of anything right now, given that the future is so uncertain. No one knows if they’ll have a job soon, let alone where they’ll live.

That’s why when you see hear Kings GM Geoff Petrie say something like this, it’s easy to believe:

“It’s very unlikely we’d move any of our top players at this point,” basketball president Geoff Petrie said.

Via Jason Jones | The Sacramento Bee

The Kings are basically a franchise on lockdown right now. Even if Geoff Petrie got a trade offer he liked, who would he run it by? Would he be allowed to make the deal? The organization is just a mess right now.

It’s been a very quiet trading period, but don’t count on the Kings to be the ones making any noise.

  1. dacapt704 - Feb 18, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Their whole team is being traded…to Seattle!

    • dacapt704 - Feb 18, 2013 at 10:00 PM

      Thumbs down all u want..I live in Charlotte, we lost a team too! Sucks but thats the business of the A

      • eventhorizon04 - Feb 18, 2013 at 10:27 PM

        If the team is being traded, what are they getting in return?

        That’s the reason why everybody thumbed you down. Your joke made no sense.

  2. money2long - Feb 18, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    in regards to trades, the nba has kept us waiting in suspense for a big one. good thing for trade enthusiasts, they’re being forced to do something within 3 days. thank you deadline. can’t wait to see how the nba shakes up, if at all.

  3. calicokiller49 - Feb 18, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Beginning to wonder who my new team is gonna be….clippers I guess, if I gotta pick a California team, guess I should pick the best one.lol

  4. saint1997 - Feb 19, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    That’s just stupid. They should try and trade away Tyreke for some picks and an established wing scorer (see Danny Granger + Lance Stephenson). This would allow them to plan for the draft and pick Marcus Smart to run the team, with Stephenson, Granger, Robinson and Cousins forming the rest of the squad, they would actually be at the point where they have good leadership and a promising future

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