Trade Rumors

Howard Beck: David Lee has one year left on deal, so no long-term cap issues for team acquiring him. Still a very effective scorer/rebounder/passer. I do know that Knicks have had discussions about reacquiring Lee. But they had to explore all FA options first. It’s a possibility. David Lee remains very popular with Knicks fans. Many didn’t want to see him go back in 2010, when they signed Amare. Would be good PR, too. To those asking: Teams w/cap room wouldn’t have to give up much to get Lee from GSW. They want to shed his salary, minimize tax hit.
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The Sacramento Kings cleared about $16 million in salary-cap space on Wednesday night, unloading two significant contracts onto the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Kings traded forwards Carl Landry and Jason Thompson and 2014 No. 8 overall draft pick Nik Stauskas to the 76ers for the rights to overseas players and a future second-round draft pick, sources said. The Kings will send the Sixers a protected future first-round draft pick as part of the deal, league sources told Yahoo Sports.