Report: Kings to waive Juan Toscano-Anderson, trim roster to 14 players

Jan 6, 2024, 1:52 PM

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: Juan Toscano-Anderson #95 of the Sacramento Kings looks on in...

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As we close in on February 8th’s NBA trade deadline, the Sacramento Kings have opened up a roster spot to provide themselves with flexibility.

According to The Kings Beat‘s James Ham, the Kings plan on waiving forward Juan Toscano-Anderson this weekend in a move that will trim Sacramento’s roster to 14 players.

Toscano-Anderson’s $1.5 million contract was set to become guaranteed on Wednesday, January 10th.

Over eight appearances with Sacramento this season, the 30-year-old forward scored two points and grabbed five rebounds over 19 minutes.

With Toscano-Anderson’s roster spot now open, Kings general manager Monte McNair has some increased flexibility when it comes to acquiring talent via trade.

During this week’s segment on The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross, The Athletic’s Sam Amick told the guys that many around the NBA believe it’s a matter of when, not if, Sacramento makes a trade in the coming weeks.

You can listen to the entire segment with Amick below:

YouTube video

When is the next Sacramento Kings game?

Who’s ready for a Sunday matinee?

Sacramento will conclude its four-game homestand against a team that has dominated the Kings in all three matchups this season: the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Pelicans hold a 3-0 record against Sacramento while winning each game by an average of 17.0 points.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Pelicans coverage, beginning at 1:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 3:00 PM PST tip-off from Golden 1 Center.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Sunday, January 7th – Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans – 3:00 PM PST
  • Tuesday, January 9th – Sacramento Kings @ Detroit Pistons – 4:00 PM PST
  • Wednesday, January 10th – Sacramento Kings @ Charlotte Hornets – 4:00 PM PST
  • Friday, January 12th – Sacramento Kings @ Philadelphia 76ers – 4:30 PM PST
  • Sunday, January 14th – Sacramento Kings @ Milwaukee Bucks – 4:00 PM PST

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