After trading for Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes on Wednesday night, the Sacramento Kings made another move right before the 3 P.M. trade deadline.
The Kings will send third-year forward Skal Labissiere to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for the second-year forward Caleb Swanigan.
This report comes from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The Kings have traded Skal Labissiere to the Blazers for Caleb Swanigan, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
The Kings recently
declined *correction: his team option was picked up* the fourth-year team option for Labissiere, who has appeared in only 13 games this season. Through his first three years in the NBA, Labissiere was a significant role player up until this season. He averaged 19.9 minutes per game through his first two years, posting numbers of 8.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
However, with the addition of Marvin Bagley III in last season’s draft and the healthy emergence of Harry Giles, Labissiere’s services have no longer been needed as the Kings progress through their rebuild process.
Swanigan spent two seasons at Purdue before entering the NBA and has averaged only 7.4 minutes per game in 45 total appearances.