Will be ‘shocking’ if rising Kings stand pat for rest of season

Kings general manager Vlade Divac has been rewarded for putting together a promising roster.

General manager Vlade Divac and the Sacramento Kings have an abundance of cap space and assets, but James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area relayed that the team is not “in the mood to help another franchise save money.”

Sacramento does have needs, though, and may attempt to fill them before the Feb. 7 trade deadline.

“According to sources, high on the Kings’ priority list is adding more length and size at the small forward position, as well as a veteran point guard to bring off the bench,” Ham reported.

“The team is high on their young core, and would like to find a piece or two that fits with the style of play and direction the franchise is heading.”

While Ham did not report this, the Kings have been linked previously to Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr.

Also, ESPN reported last week that the Kings were working on a trade for New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, though it is not known if those talks are still ongoing.

“It would be shocking if they stand pat at the deadline,” Ham wrote. “There will likely be a deal or two that could help change the course of the franchise for the better. At 23-21, this team has done their job on the court, but they could use a few reinforcements.”

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