Jason Anderson: The Sacramento Kings would like to make a move ‘sooner than later’

Jan 18, 2024, 8:16 AM

Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns lays up a shot past Kevin Huerter #9 of the Sacramento Kings du...

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JANUARY 16: Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns lays up a shot past Kevin Huerter #9 of the Sacramento Kings during the first half of the NBA game at Footprint Center on January 16, 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Kings 119-117. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Jason Anderson, Sacramento Kings reporter for the Sacramento Bee, joined The Drive Guys Wednesday to discuss the recent tough losses by the Sacramento Kings and if there will be any moves before the NBA’s trade deadline.

Following back-to-back losses in the closing seconds to both the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns, the Sacramento Bee reporter believes there’s a sense of urgency to make a roster move.

“They would like to make a move sooner than later… but it takes two to make a trade and you gotta find a good partner who’s going to make a deal with you,” Anderson said. “The other side of that, for those teams that are sellers, it’s in their best interest a lot of time to wait until the deadline gets closer because it puts them more in a position of leverage and be able to make sure they’re getting the best deals themselves. So they’re in a little bit of a tough spot there.”

Additional topics discussed include:

  • De’Aaron Fox and the team’s reaction to the Suns loss
  • Is this Kings team playing with a lack of poise?
  • If the trade talk surrounding the team is a distraction?
  • Why is Mike Brown only using three guards in his lineup recently?

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with Jason Anderson.

YouTube video

Listen to The Drive Guys from 2 – 6 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, right here on Sactown Sports 1140. Subscribe to their podcast here. Thank you for reading Follow us on Twitter, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.



Keon Ellis #23 of the Sacramento Kings dribbles during the second half against the New York Knicks ...

Amiliano Fragoso

Ian Eagle says Keon Ellis is an example of being in the right NBA situation

Ian Eagle joined The Drive Guys Friday to preview the Kings-Pelicans matchup and other pressing topics around the game of basketball.

3 hours ago

Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors and assistant coach Mike Brown react after a foul c...

Brenden Nunes

Draymond Green calls Mike Brown ‘defensive genius’ after play-in

Golden State forward Draymond Green complimented Mike Brown and the Sacramento Kings defense in their recent play-in matchup.

4 hours ago

Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans goes up for a slam dunk against the Sacramento Kings...

Brenden Nunes

Sacramento are not taking New Orleans matchup lightly despite Zion Williamson injury

Despite the Zion Williamson injury, the Sacramento Kings are clearly not taking Friday's play-in game in New Orleans lightly.

1 day ago

Mason Jones #22 of the Sacramento Kings warms up before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers...

Brenden Nunes

Sacramento’s two-way player Mason Jones named to All-NBA G League second team

Sacramento's two-way player Mason Jones was named to the All-NBA G League second team thanks to his standout season.

1 day ago

Brandon Ingram #14 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots the ball against Kevin Huerter #9 of the Sacr...

Amiliano Fragoso

Athletic writer says Kings need to force Pelicans off three-point line

The Athletic's Hunter Patterson shares his thoughts on what the Kings should do to prevent the Pelicans from winning Friday.

1 day ago

Domantas Sabonis #10 of the Sacramento Kings talks to teammate De'Aaron Fox #5 during the game agai...

Daniel Macht, KCRA Digital Media Manager

You could get Kings vs. Pelicans tickets for $11. Flights to New Orleans are a different story

Feel like traveling for the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans play-in game? The get-in price is low, but flights will cost you.

1 day ago

Jason Anderson: The Sacramento Kings would like to make a move ‘sooner than later’