Kings Trade Dedmon, Draft Picks to Atlanta for Parker, Len.
The Sacramento Kings have moved on from their top free agency signing this past summer, Dewayne Dedmon, after he publicly requested a trade due to minimal playing time.
Dedmon, who was a starter for the Kings early in the season but quickly lost his spot to Richaun Holmes, is averaging five points and five rebounds a game while shooting a woeful 19% from the three-point line. Included in the deal are two of the Kings’ many acquired second-round picks.
In return, Sacramento received seven-foot center Alex Len, who’s contract expires at the end of the season, and 24-year-old, former second overall pick Jabari Parker. Parker’s lingering injury issues have held him back from what was expected to be a very successful NBA career.
Parker has a $6.5 million player option for next season, giving him the freedom to either return to the Sacramento Kings next season or test free agency this summer.