My question is, if he was leaving anyway & his salary would have come off the books...why trade him if you're the Kings? Why not just let him come off the books when he bolts for Europe?
If this is true, they essentially just traded Hawes for Dalembert - a much less appealing deal for the Kings unless there is a locker-room issue I'm unaware of.
Not too good for Argentina as he's most likely to end up eather in Spain, Russia, or Greece, but still, as a Sixers fan I'm definitely happy about this move.
As long as he goes...LOL...give me Cap space or give me death....
would it not make sense for the kings to plan on drafting cousins and manufacture some sort of trade centering around dalembert for turkoglu? Kings get the young talent that is better for their team in the draft as well as a perimeter shooter who can share some playmaking with tyreke, especially when reke is on the bench.
pg (udrich or replacement)
This isnt a half bad core despite turk's contract. Turnk and evans would play great running the pick and roll with cousins
Late last season? Possibly a personality conflict?
plus Sam played for Team Canada...The Raps and Kings could swap Turk for Sam
Yeah, there was a run-in last year with Westphal. Hawes is young and opinionated - not always a great mix. That's what made me think that maybe he'd just worn out his welcome in Sac, because otherwise it doesn't make much sense to give up on such a young player if Noc is bolting anyway. He obviously wasn't in their long-term plans for whatever reason.
Have always liked Dalembert, but the timing of this trade is strange. With Cousins, and Monroe both likely staring you in the face with the fifth pick, why trade for Dalembert now? I might be mistaken, but I think he has a pretty decent sized contract, which will make him a very overpaid backup center...assuming they draft either Monroe or Cousins and they work their way into the starting lineup sooner rather then later.
Could Dalembert be a piece for another deal in the works?
In the draft...and this way they still get a "big", plus can fill another hole with a lower pick?