Kings Trading Luc Mbah a Moute for Derrick Williams?

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Marc Stein of ESPN says that the Kings are in advanced talks with Minnesota to trade for the former #2 pick.

I hope you guys haven't fallen in love with Luc Mbah a Moute too much yet, because it looks like he could be headed to Minnesota.  Per ESPN's Marc Stein, the Kings are in "advanced talks with the Timberwolves to trade Luc for former #2 pick Derrick Williams.  The Kings interest in Derrick Williams was reported last week by Chad Ford.

The Kings traded two second round picks this summer for Mbah a Moute, and he's been playing well as Sacramento's starting Small Forward.  Williams, meanwhile, has struggled in Minnesota, and this year is seeing career lows in most major categories.

This trade, if it does occur, makes sense for both teams.  Mbah a Moute, while good, makes much more sense on a team situated to win now, while a young player like Williams gives Sacramento another asset with potential.  Williams is just 22 years old, and might benefit from a change of scenery.

We will update as more news comes in.

UPDATE 4:55 P.M.:

Yahoo's Marc Spears chimes in saying the trade is basically done pending a physical for Luc.

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