Evaluating the 76ers/Kings Trade of Samuel Dalembert

June 19th, 2010 by Evan Massey Leave a reply »
After thinking about the deal for a couple days, I've finally decided what I think for both teams on this deal, so I decided to make this trade my next article. I'm hoping to be able to analyze this deal for both sides, and hopefully, you guys agree with my thoughts, so here we go.

Why is it good for the Sacramento Kings?

The Kings have had a lot of issues with Andres Nocioni wanting out of Sacramento. He had started complaining about wanting to be traded and the NBA season wasn't even over yet.

They knew that they needed to get rid of guys like him, and there were rumors flying around that they would be going after Hedo Turkoglu from the Raptors for Nocioni, but obviously that's not what they had in mind. Giving up Nocioni and Hawes wasn't that hard for them because neither of those guys fit into their system at all.

Hawes had a lot of potential when he was drafted into the NBA, and still does, but he's not the big man the Kings needed. They have a very energetic power forward in Jason Thompson, and to go along with that, they needed an athletic big man at center as well.

Trading for Dalembert makes perfect sense because it bring ...

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