The Sacramento Kings have traded the No. 7 pick in today's 2011 NBA Draft and Beno Udrih to the Milwaukee Bucks for John Salmons and the No. 10 pick. No, I don't understand it either. Salmons is signed to a deal that guarantees $25 million over the next three seasons. He was once a King! Udrih is due $14 million over the next two seasons, so the Kings are taking on additional salary, an even-or-worse player and moving down in the first round.
The Kings would appear to be targeting a point guard with the No. 10 pick. Kemba Walker or Jimmer Fredette would be the options. There's bleak hope this could also be a necessary trade to execute another one, but that seems too optimistic by half.
Yahoo!'s great Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the deal.