Sacramento Kings Rumors
Sacramento and Atlanta have been among the most engaged recently in talks on Simmons, sources said, but team officials with those organizations doubt the 76ers will lower the price threshold for Simmons before Feb. 10. Between now and Feb. 10, the 76ers will continue taking calls and examining potential framework of offers presented to them. The Charlotte Hornets have been among new teams placing a Simmons inquiry to the 76ers, but there’s been nothing substantive, sources said. In return for Simmons, the 76ers have wanted a top-level All-Star or a package featuring a bevy of first-round draft picks for Simmons.
For Simmons, the 76ers have asked the Kings for guard Tyrese Haliburton and multiple first-round picks, and asked for a package around John Collins and multiple first-round picks from the Hawks along with Atlanta taking on Tobias Harris, multiple sources tell The Athletic. The Athletic reported on Wednesday that the Kings do not plan to move De’Aaron Fox or Haliburton and want to build around them.
Justin Kubatko: Harrison Barnes last night: ✅ 29 PTS ✅ 6 REB ✅ 11-18 FG Barnes became the fifth member of the 2012 NBA Draft class to reach 10,000 career points. He joins Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal, Anthony Davis, and Khris Middleton. pic.twitter.com/4ehv2h3LNb
Justin Kubatko: Tyrese Haliburton last night: ✅ 24 PTS ✅ 6 REB ✅ 12 AST ✅ 5-8 3P De’Aaron Fox has missed five games this season. Haliburton has recorded at least 20p/10a in all five of those games. He’s averaging 23.6 PPG and 11.4 APG with a 63.4 eFG% when Fox is out. pic.twitter.com/rgobgxG1me
James Ham: No Giannis? No problem. Missing their superstar, the Bucks still managed to handle the Kings Sunday afternoon. Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday picked up the slack, handing Sacramento a 133-127 loss. Here are 6 quick thoughts from the Kings’ third straight defeat.