Amick: Kings were ‘close’ with Raptors on deal for Pascal Siakam

Jan 18, 2024, 8:48 AM

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 25: Pascal Siakam #43 of the Toronto Raptors looks on against the ...

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Now that the Pascal Siakam trade saga has ended, all eyes have turned toward the rest of the NBA’s trade market.

The Athletic’s Sam Amick joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Thursday morning to share his thoughts on Siakam’s trade to the Indiana Pacers, contemplate which players the Sacramento Kings could be looking to trade for, and much more.

Plus: Amick dives into how close Sacramento was to trading for Siakam.

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Topics Discussed

  • Sam reflects on the life of Dejan Milojevic, who passed away on Wednesday at 46.
  • The Golden State Warriors have postponed Friday’s game as the organization mourns Milojevic
  • Pascal Siakam has been traded to the Indiana Pacers. Why did Siakam have eyes for the Pacers?
  • “It seems pretty evident that going into free agency, [Siakam] is confident that he will get the contract he wants.”
  • Who could Sacramento be linked to this trade season?
  • Amick says that Jerami Grant is a player that the Kings have an interest in, but it’s unknown if Portland will move him.
  • Kyle Kuzma and Bruce Brown are other players that Sacramento could make plays for
  • Amick says a Kings-Raptors deal for Siakam was “close.”
  • The reported offer for Siakam was Harrison Barnes, Kevin Huerter, Davion Mitchell, and draft compensation
  • Sam says it will be important for the Kings to find a compliment for Domantas Sabonis (ex., What Aaron Gordon was to Nikola Jokic and Denver).
  • What are some teams to watch during the trade deadline?
  • Sam says Phoenix will be an interesting team to watch
  • Could the Golden State Warriors be a seller?
  • Are the Utah Jazz buyers following a six-game winning streak?

Listen to The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross from 6 – 10 a.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.

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When is the next Sacramento Kings game?

Sacramento will return to Northern California for a brief two-game homestand before hitting the road for a seven-game trip.

The Kings will face a shorthanded Indiana Pacers team that could be without old friend and All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton (hamstring).

While Indiana will be without Haliburton, they still have the firepower to make life difficult for Sacramento thanks to an offense that leads the NBA in points per game and offensive rating.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Pacers coverage, beginning at 5:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 7:00 PM PST tip-off from Golden 1 Center.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Thursday, January 18th – Sacramento Kings vs. Indiana Pacers – 7:00 PM PST
  • Monday, January 22nd – Sacramento Kings vs. Atlanta Hawks – 7:00 PM PST
  • Thursday, January 25th – Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors – 7:00 PM PST
  • Saturday, January 27th – Sacramento Kings @ Dallas Mavericks – 6:00 PM PST
  • Monday, January 29th – Sacramento Kings @ Memphis Grizzlies – 5:00 PM PST

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