Trade winds are blowing.

Looks like the Kings have made a move, the only question is, what did they get in return?  According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!, the Kings and their no. 7 pick are part of a blockbuster three way trade including both the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Bobcats.

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Milwaukee has a three-way deal with Charlotte and Sacramento, sources say.
Partial of deal: The Bucks get Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston, sources say. Charlotte gets the 7th pick and Corey Maggette.
As the story is unfolding, the early returns are not going to make a lot of Kings fans happy.  Here is how the trade looks according to CBS Sports’ Ken Berger:
The Bucks receive: Stephen Jackson, Beno Udrih, and the No.19 pick from Charlotte 

The Kings receive: John Salmons and the No.10 from the Bucks

The Bobcats receive: Corey Maggette and the No. 7 pick from Sacramento

If the trade does indeed work out this way, count on the Kings picking a point guard in the draft at #10 or possibly making another move in association with this one.  Trading away Beno opens up a gaping hole in the backcourt, one that a rookie would have a tough time filling.


About: James Ham

James Ham is the senior editor of Cowbell Kingdom, providing extensive Kings coverage through news analysis, in-depth interviews with players and staff and daily coverage of breaking news since 2010. Along with providing original content for the site, including the Cowbell Kingdom Podcast and his weekly Sunday Musings column, James also contributes to and is one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary film "Small Market, Big Heart".