Rumor: Mavs may be interested in Kings’ Skal Labissiere, Malachi Richardson
As the NBA trade deadline nears with less than two weeks left for teams to make a move in what has been a somewhat muted month of transactions, the Sacramento Kings are one of the teams looking to be active and make moves.
According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, the Kings are still looking to shop point man George Hill, but have also received interest in Skal Labissiere and Malachi Richardson, two players that could fit into the Dallas Mavericks rebuild.
The Cavaliers are trying to make their own additions. As previously reported, they have interest in both Jordan and Williams, as well as Kings point guard George Hill. To make a deal for Hill happen, Sacramento would need to open roster spots. It’s spoken with several teams about Skal Labissiere and Malachi Richardson; one team to keep an eye on is the Mavericks: Labissiere fills a need and fits their timeline. Plus, if the Cavs aren’t willing to pay a hefty price for Jordan, Nerlens Noel, a Klutch Sports client, can fill a similar role at a significantly lower cost.
The Cavs remain unwilling to give up their prized Brooklyn Nets pick, as it remains their only insurance policy if LeBron James leaves for good this summer. But teams like Dallas will be willing to snipe any remaining unwanted pieces from the Kings, and having gone into full rebuild mode, the Mavs will look to give Dennis Smith Jr. as many young pieces to work with as possible.