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George Hill is still a Sacramento King, for now.
According to a report by Jason Jones the Sacramento Bee, the Kings are OK with that.
A deal that would have sent Hill, a veteran combo guard to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert and possibly Derrick Rose was all but done, as our own Sam Amico first reported (see Dribble No. 7).
Why didn’t the deal come to fruition? For one, the Bee reports, the Kings would have to create roster spots, with guys such as Skal Labissiere and Malachi Richardson as potential players to be dealt to make room.
The report says the Hill-to-Cleveland deal could still happen before Thursday’s trade deadline… or it may not.
Per the Bee:
The Kings really have no reason to move Hill, unless the deal is favorable. So as the Feb. 8 trade deadline approaches, Hill is still a King.
The Kings are not opposed to making a deal, but it has to make sense as part of the grand plan to maintain financial flexibility for the future, while also being in the position to collect draft picks and young talent.