The Kings are nearing a deal to trade for Rudy Gay, reports Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
UPDATE 1: Woj reports that Johnny Salmons, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes are headed to the Raptors. That means more Toronto players will be coming to Sacramento.
UPDATE 2: Vasquez leaving means that Isaiah Thomas becomes the starting point guard. The question is whether Gay becoming the starting small forward (as you'd expect) will take shots from I.T. and DeMarcus Cousins. Gay is a high-volume, low-efficiency shooter.
UPDATE 3: Woj says Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy are the other Raptors heading to Sacramento.
UPDATE 4: Holy crap, Ray McCallum is going to get minutes! That's not bad. With Salmons gone, it could also mean more time for Travis Outlaw.
UPDATE 5: Needless to say, this trade is likely to take the Kings pretty completely out of free agency in 2014. Gay is due to make $19 million next season. All Kings in the deal but Hayes were to be free agents. Hayes is due $6 million. Gray will be a free agent, Acy's deal is unguaranteed.
UPDATE 6: Intrigue!
Kings plan on using Rudy Gay as a stretch power forward & see Gay & Derrick Williams as interchangeable guarding either forward, source says— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) December 9, 2013
That sounds you hear is Jason Thompson shaking his damn head.
UPDATE 7: The Kings will not need to waive anyone to make the deal since they are giving up four players and picking up three. They now have 14 players on the roster. Sign Trent Lockett!