Nets trade Kris Humphries to the Sacramento Kings; receive John Salmons and Chuck Hayes
Despite all the unknown in Sacramento — like, say, if they’ll be in Sacramento — one thing assured is that they are not a good basketball team. Most would say that they are rebuilding. Rebuilding teams (that are also in the midst of being sold) do not often wish to carry veteran players with expensive, long-term deals.
Two of these types of players include 32-year-old guard-forward, John Salmons and 29-year-old 6’6” center Chuck Hayes. Both are serviceable backups at this point in their careers, but players that the Kings should dump when considering both the length and value of their contracts. The Nets, in win-now mode, should certainly see if they could be obtained together by dangling Kris Humphries’ contract. It would rid the Nets of a very unproductive player this season (Sunday night notwithstanding), and allow them to fill their need for a backup wing.
This would also allow P.J. Carlesimo to feature more of the “twin tower” lineup, with both Andray Blatche and Brook Lopez on the floor together. For the Kings, they would be acquiring a younger, slightly cheaper player while shedding a year off of their contractual commitments.
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