Kendall Gill: Now at that time, I got to make a ‘business decision’. A business decision is you take a bird in the hand rather than two in the bush…because the Los Angeles Lakers told me listen, ‘We’ll take care of you after this contract is over…’ but you know sometimes they’ll change their mind. You never know. So I took – I made the business decision and took the money and you know, it was a good business decision but legacy wise, I SHOULD’VE chosen the Los Angeles Lakers. I had done already what needed to be done in New Jersey and the season after, when I came back I ended up hurting my knee and I was out for the whole season anyway. So like I said, that would’ve been something else if I could’ve teamed up with Kobe and Shaq.
January 19, 2022 | 4:56 pm EST Update
The Sacramento Kings organization has a current mindset: They are not trading guard De’Aaron Fox, sources tell The Athletic.
The Kings remain active in trade conversations, informing teams in the marketplace that they want to build around Fox and second-year guard Tyrese Haliburton, sources said. The Kings have informed Fox and his representation, agent Chris Gaston of Family First Sports, that they do not want to trade him and want to center the team around him and Haliburton. Team sources said any potential deal around Fox for Pacers center Domantas Sabonis will not happen.
Joe Mussatto: Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) is out tonight against the Spurs. Kenrich Williams is still in health and safety protocols. Vit Krejci (right ankle sprain) remains out. Maledon, Roby, Pokusevski and Watson are on G League assignment.
January 19, 2022 | 4:08 pm EST Update
One source said Sacramento is considering to package Buddy Hield, Tyrese Haliburton, Harrison Barnes and two first-round picks for Simmons, Harris and Matisse Thybulle. However, the source said the Sixers aren’t interested in that package.