It had been no secret that the Sacramento Kings needed to move some of their seven power forwards. The only real surprise was that it took them this long to do so. On Wednesday night they finally got down to it though, in a trade with the New York Knicks that allowed them to free up some cap space, remove protections from a pick they were owed in 2016, and take back a solid shooting guard on a reasonable deal.
The details of the trade were first reported by Sam Amick of USA Today.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) August 6, 2014
The trade saw Sacramento receive Wayne Ellington and Jeremy Tyler, while also being guaranteed of receiving the 2016 pick the Knicks already owed them. Going the other way, joining the Knicks from the Kings, are Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw.
It’s not just as simple as that though. Both team’s are using the deal to juggle their respective cap situations, so for some of the parties involved their future is a little uncertain. Let’s take a closer look at the individual components of this deal.