Kings unlikely to take on salary, trade Tyreke Evans before deadline, according to report

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN's Marc Stein says that while Geoff Petrie may feel that it's time to trade Tyreke Evans, the franchise's uncertainty is likely to prevent that.

This could be an intriguing month of potential roster moves for the Sacramento Kings ... if the team didn't have in Geoff Petrie a lame duck general manager and if the team weren't in the process of being sold to hedge fund investors and/or orcas. Marc Stein of ESPN.com gives us the skinny:

Word is the Grizzlies would have loved to acquire [Tyreke Evans] as part of the big trade that sent [Rudy] Gay away, but the Kings really aren't in a position to take on salary as they await clarification on who'll be buying the team from the Maloof brothers.

A couple of teams consulted have volunteered the notion that Kings GM Geoff Petrie is ready to move Evans, but you have to wonder how much shot-calling Petrie can do at the minute. The greater likelihood is that the Kings don't do anything at this deadline unless it saves money or comes in cash neutral.

Exciting times! [drinks cyanide]

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