Change in Team Outlook: +15.0 ppg, +5.2 rpg, and +4.7 apg.
Incoming Players John Salmons
33 year old , 6-6, 207 lb F-G from Miami (FL)
7.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.0 apg in 28.3 minutes
23 year old , 6-6, 220 lb G from Memphis
15.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.2 apg in 30.9 minutes
22 year old , 6-11, 270 lb C from Kentucky
16.6 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.1 apg in 30.3 minutes
Outgoing Players Paul Millsap
27 year old , 6-8, 253 lb F-C from Louisiana Tech
14.6 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.7 apg in 30.7 minutes in 2012-2013
26 year old , 6-9, 245 lb F from North Carolina
9.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.0 apg in 26.7 minutes in 2012-2013
Evans Unconcerned About Becoming Trade CandidateDec 22, 2012 12:03 PM ESTTyreke Evans feels he has to prove his worth in the NBA all over again after an inconsistent second and third season. Evans' role has changed frequently during his tenure with the Sacramento Kings.Evans could be a trade candidate if the Kings feel re-signing him in the offseason as a restricted free agent is unlikely."I'm just here to play basketball," said Evans. "If I get traded, that's what happens."
This trade allows Sacramento to get rid of a major head ache in Cousins (under indefinite suspension), a soon to be restricted free agent in Evans and an over paid older player in Salmons. We get a young point guard, a good but troubled center and an old guard/forward. This trade gives us 2 young players with some experience to go with our young core. We would probably have to give them our first round pick this year and the Golden State first round pick for them to consider it. PKM says he is ok with Cousins and knows him to be not that much of a head case, so I would take his word for it.
Our team going forward would be Evans at point guard, Burks at shooting guard, Hayward at small forward, Favors at power forward and Cousins at center. Kanter backs up power forward and center, with major minutes. We let Al Jefferson walk at the end of the season and use his salary to sign all our young studs to long term contracts. I did this trade in RealGm trade checker ID number 6185556. If you like this trade give me some rep, and if you donít take it away. Sometimes you have to gamble a little to become champions in a small market, and if Cousins does not work out we still have Kantor to start. Let the debate begin gentlemen.