The Sacramento Kings are still in the thick of the fight for a playoff spot in the ongoing regular season. And reports are now saying that they are ready to trade their point guard Darren Collison in order to get a valuable asset in return.
The Kings have not been in the playoffs for almost ten years. The last one was in the 2005-2006 NBA season wherein they are booted out by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round. Since then, they've been in disappointing performance year after year.
Currently, the Kings are at the 9th spot in the Western Conference standing holding a 24-33 win-loss record. They are only 1 1/2 game behind the 8th seeded Denver Nuggets and have a better chance to have a spot in the postseason.
And it appears that they are letting go their starting point guard and in able to get a capable asset in return. According to Hoops Hype, sources are saying that the Sacramento Kings have made their intention of trading some of their players and it appears that point guard Darren Collison will be the first one to be moved.
Collison is not new on the rumors mills as he's been mentioned in previous trade rumors last year. And with Ty Lawson showing so much promise as of late, it makes Collison already expendable to the Kings as per stated in the report.
It is not that Collison is not performing well this season, in fact, he is producing decent numbers of 13.7 points, 4.2 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game. He is also one of the three Kings player averaging double figure in points aside from DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay. With this figures, he brings more value and could gain more appeal for teams that wanted his services.
Aside from that, he has an expiring contract after this season and his $5 million-plus salary could be an affordable price to other teams. Some also thought that Collison is not the ideal point guard that could lead the Kings to go deep in the postseason.
Will the Sacramento Kings trade Darren Collision for the right price?