Anaheim Ducks Owner Samueli Offers Aid to Maloofs, Sacramento Kings Relocation

January 16th, 2011 by Blake Mehigan Leave a reply »
Amid all of the rumors related to Carmelo Anthony's expected move and the ever-approaching trade deadline, I can't help but think about a different deadline.

Around the same time, paperwork declaring an NBA team's intent to move are due, something that people in Sacramento will be watching for.

A report released on ESPN claims that Anaheim Ducks owner Henry Samueli had reached out to the Maloof family in an effort to help relocate the Kings from Sacramento to Anaheim.

The speculated $100 million loan would aid the Maloofs with their debts along with leases and agreements they would need to pay in order to move the Kings who have been in Sacramento since 1985. Both parties did not issue a statement related to the reports.

However you want to cut it, things in Sacramento with the Kings do not look good.

Despite the team's improved play in the last nine games, going 4-6 since DeMarcus Cousins' more consistent play, a 9-29 record isn't exactly glowing. A struggling team coupled with waning fan support is an equation that may lead to relocation as the solution.

The fans of the now defunct Seattle Supersonics ar ...

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