Pacers trade Danny Granger
Rockets trade Omer Asik
Kings trade Marcus Thornton, 2nd round pick 2014
Kings get Omer Asik
Kings sign Andrei Kirilenko
Kings amnesty John Salmons
Pacers get Monta Ellis
Bucks get Marcus Thornton, Danny Granger
Rockets get Ersan Ilyasova, 2nd round pick Kings 2014
It appears that the Kings as they stand now have enough players at the guard position. The need for either Monta Ellis or Marcus Thorton goes away. Although having another proven guard is a nice thing to have, when you are rebuilding a club it's best to start fresh without someone elses baggage. Isaiah Thomas has proven he can run the club at the point and the Kings need some height at the other guard position. The Kings filled that need by drafting Ben McLemore and trading for Greivis Vasquez. Vasquez probably starts and MacLemore breaks into the league with 15-20 minutes a night. Summer League is not a good barometer for identifying if players have what it takes but it does showcase if a player has potential and skill. It will be interesting to see how talented the Kings rookie might be.
The need is for a starting small forward and Andrei Kirilenko fits that role nicely. When they traded for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute it doesn't seem as though he fits as a starter but more in the role coming off the bench as a lock down defender that could sub in at the 3 or 4. The Kings also fill a need in acquiring a backup center in Omer Asik.
The Sacramento Kings have a fresh start and the new ownership and front office seem to be putting their stamp on the club. This year is step one in building the new team. It is a multi-year, multi-step process so don't be disappointed if the wins don't come as fast as fans would like. They should be entertaining to watch and probably will be more competitive night in and night out than in the past regime.