Kings open trade deadline day, seem likely to also deal Bjelica

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Giannis Askounis

25/Mar/21 08:45

Nemanja Bjelica looks on his way out of the Sacramento Kings

By Johnny Askounis/

The Sacramento Kings considering several moves may result in Nemanja Bjelica traded out on deadline day, per Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee.

Bjelica, 32, has been monitored by several NBA teams and is expected to move on within the next hours. The Kings seem ready to deal him for a second-round draft pick preferring to avoid a return of salary stretching beyond the ongoing 2020-21 season.

The Serbian forward was held out of action in Wednesday’s home victory against the Atlanta Hawks. His playing time has been generally limited this season with the Sacramento organization opting to lean on and develop other players. He has 7.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game in 26 appearances so far with his 16.9 minutes per contest an NBA career-low.

Meanwhile, the Kings have agreed with the Detroit Pistons to ship out Cory Joseph and two second-round picks for Delon Wright, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

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