Not to long ago it looked like George Hill was on his way to Cleveland but that deal has fallen through at least for the time being. Hill has been a good locker room guy according to various reports and unless the right deal comes along the Kings don’t have a ton of incentive to get rid of him. Malachi Richardson and Skal Labissiere’s name have been tossed around as well in relation to potential trade bait but it’s difficult to tell if there any genuine legs to that becoming real trade potential.
Note: for all 30 NBA teams potential trade deadline swaps, we are cataloguing the articles differently from our usual layup/mid range/deep from downtown structure. The reason being is the most informative five links to these trade rumors provide sufficient fodder for conversation. Beyond the five best links these conjectures can become a little superfluous. As always though you will know how much time to expect read, watching or listening to each one of these links as that information is always provided.
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT POTENTIAL KINGS TRADE DEADLINE SWAPS
#1 A couple of weeks ago it looked like the George Hill to the Cavs was a done deal. But does it still have a shot to get done? (3 min read)
#2 The Kings are in no rush to deal George Hill according to NBA.com (2 min read+ 2 min video)
#3 Are the Mavs really interested in Skal Labissiere and Malachi Richardson? (1 min read)
#4 The SacTown Royalty discusses potential trades from a Kings perspective. The conversation about the Kings heading into the trade deadline begins at the 26 1/2 min mark and finishes at the 39 minute mark. (12 1/2 min listen)
#5 Kings trade deadline history via Real GM (3 min read)