Originally Posted by NBA2k-Monster23
I think it will be Josh Smith and the #23 pick if we make the trade. The word is the Lakers really want MKG also.
Rockets have been telephonic torturing the Kings for 3 days straight trying to pry that 5 spot away from them and the Kings are not budging as yet. Lakers would have to land in the top 5 most likely to have a chance at Gilchrist and that's what the Rockets were trying to accommodate. Gasol to the Rockets for the 5 spot and filler to make the numbers work.
Problem is the Kings are broke and they don't want to take on any salary they don't need to. Rockets have offered them 3 first round picks for the 5 and it reported that's two more guaranteed contracts than the Kings want on their roster.
Things could change but there's less than 20 hours now for it to happen and the Maloof's suddenly becoming competent seems like a reach.