As they continue to seek trades for their veteran players, the Sacramento Kings are exploring trading young players Malachi Richardson and Skal Labissiere, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Richardson and Labussiere are both in their second seasons with the Kings.
Sacramento has to clear a roster spot to take on one or two additional players in a deal with Cleveland and has been discussing deals for young forwards Malachi Richardson and Skal Labissiere to clear roster spots, league sources said.
The Kings and Cavaliers picked up conversations on a deal involving George Hill, Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye on Tuesday. Should the two sides reach agreement on this framework, which is likely to include draft compensation, the Kings would have to waive or trade one of their players to create roster space.
Richardson, 22, has appeared in 23 games this season with the Kings. He’s averaged 3.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in 12.7 minutes per contest, shooting a dismal 33 percent from the floor.
Labissiere, 21, had averaged eight points, 4.4 rebounds and 17.9 minutes in 40 games this season. A talented, young two-way big, he’ll likely draw more interest on the trade market than Richardson right now.