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Sean Cunningham: Ben McLemore won the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for Dec. 1st Kings player to win the award since Chris Webber 12 yrs ago Twitter @News10Sean

Don’t cry too many tears for ousted Kings coach Mike Malone, who was fired by Sacramento a month ago. “The Kings probably did him a favor,” one general manager told Sporting News. “They let him go with his reputation intact. He was doing a good job there, and his resume is going to show it. If he stayed on in a situation where he had problems with the owner or whoever, things might have gone South on him, but this way, he is going to be a pretty good commodity.” Sporting News

The Nets made it known to other teams in early December that Lopez, point guard Deron Williams and swingman Joe Johnson were available via trade, and they recently had talks with the Sacramento Kings about Williams, according to sources. ESPN.com

The Nets have been in discussions about trading either Lopez or Deron Williams this season, including talks with the Kings that would have centered around Williams going to Sacramento in exchange for Darren Collison, Jason Thompson and Derrick Williams. Those talks were held up, however, by the Kings being interested in Mason Plumlee and the Nets in rookie Nik Stauskas, both non-starters for the other team. New York Post

January 15, 2015 Updates

Former Sacramento coach Mike Malone was at practice today and will travel with the team on the rest of this trip. He coached Williams at Cleveland, knows Martin and he walked out of practice today chatting with Thaddeus Young. Saunders said he's done that before with other coaches who have been fired because "the first three days you get 120 calls. Everyone tells you how great you are and two weeks later, no one talks to you." Saunders said he invited Malone to come down and travel with the team and he accepted. "It's good to have him and it's something hopefully that will help him, too," Saunders said. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Determined to find an upgrade to complement inside force DeMarcus Cousins, the Sacramento Kings are seeking frontcourt help in a trade and are willing to discuss first-round pick Nik Stauskas in the deal, league sources told CBSSports.com. CBSSports.com

The Kings want to pair Cousins with a frontline player who would fit with his post-up skills -- either a stretch four or above-the-rim defender, sources said. They've fielded numerous calls about Stauskas, whose opportunities have been limited with the steadily improving play of Ben McLemore. CBSSports.com

Forward Jason Thompson has long been available in trade talks, but a deal involving Thompson likely would happen separately. The Kings are trying to move him, but Thompson's contract will be more valuable this summer or at next season's trade deadline heading into 2016-17, when only $2.7 million of his $6.8 million will be guaranteed. CBSSports.com

 

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