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Kings trading Malachi Richardson to Toronto for Bruno Caboclo

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The Kings get an athletic but unproven young wing.

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George Hill isn’t the only player being moved by the Kings today. Second year guard Malachi Richardson is also on his way out according to Yahoo’s Shams Charania.

Caboclo is a 6’9 wing from Brazil who has played only sparingly in his four years in Toronto, and by sparingly I mean he’s played 25 total games in four years. Taken with the 20th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Caboclo was famously described by Fran Frischilla as being “Two years away from being two years away”. Well, by my math that means he should be here by now.

Richardson was taken by the Kings with the 22nd pick of the 2016 NBA draft but hasn’t been able to carve out a role for himself with Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic taking most of the minutes at his natural position of shooting guard.

Caboclo will likely get to see some time in Sacramento after the deadline with the team’s dearth of wings, but worst case the Kings will let him go in free agency and clear up another roster spot this summer.

Stay tuned, as more moves will have to be coming as Sacramento still hasn’t cleared a roster spot for the George Hill trade to take place.