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.

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James Ham provides coverage through news analysis and in-depth interviews with Kings players and staff. James is also one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary "Small Market, Big Heart". James graduated UC Davis with a degree in history and is happily married with two children.