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Kings give local boy Ryan Anderson a tour

As first tweeted by our friend Carmichael Dave, Sacramento Kings brass were seen around town Monday with Orlando Magic restricted free agent Ryan Anderson.   That's right folks, the Kings are not just sitting around, watching the 2012 free agent class stroll by. Anderson played high school ball at Oak Ridge in El Dorado Hills and college ball down I-80 at Cal.  The 24-year old forward averaged an impressive 16 points and 7.7 rebounds per game last season for the Magic, taking home the NBA's Most Improved Player award.  He also led the league in 3- point attempts (422) and 3- point makes (166), which equated to a stellar 39.3 percent. While Anderson would present some interesting dilemmas, it appears that this is not a plan B type situation.  Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee not only confirmed that Anderson was in town, but threw out a second bit of interesting information via twitter.  According to Jones, the Kings have already made a contract offer to their own restricted free agent, Jason Thompson. Here is the hitch in the plan.  With Thompson in tow, the Kings have at least five big men on the roster - DeMarcus Cousins, Chuck Hayes, Hassan Whiteside and rookie Thomas Robinson.  They also have Travis Outlaw, a combo-forward on the roster, who can add depth against smaller power forwards.  Is there room for a player like Anderson who has only played the 4 position most of his career? ... More