The Sacramento Kings will make their first playoff appearance since a Bush was in the White House (2006).
If the 29-22, third-seeded Kings will do damage in the postseason, their bottom 10 defense has to be better. The Kings are being active at the trade deadline with the focus being on a defensive upgrade, sources told NBC Sports. As bait, they are dangling their reserve bigs - Richaun Holmes and/or Alex Len - but the problem is the backup big market is busy at the trade deadline.
The Kings have been linked to the 76ers' Matisse Thybulle, with Marc Stein confirming those talks are still ongoing (but the Hawks are chasing Thybulle, too). Stein added a new rumor, as well.
Charlotte is selling and Plumlee would be an upgrade behind All-Star Domantas Sabonis.
One way or another, expect the Kings to try and make a move at the deadline.
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Kings active before trade deadline, looking to add defense originally appeared on NBCSports.com