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Old 02-18-2008, 12:32 PM   #18 (permalink)
Dr. J. Naismith
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*FACT - RUMOUR*

- Its no secret that the Kings are rebuilding. So with that being said, everyone on this roster with the exception of Martin seem to be available.

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Originally Posted by ESPN
The team is in rebuilding mode, as the Mike Bibby trade showed. Therefore, keeping Ron Artest and the Kings' other veterans wouldn't make a lot of sense.

Artest, Kenny Thomas, Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Brad Miller can be had. Unfortunately, those players -- with the possible exception of Artest -- are hard to move. Thomas has two years and $17 million left on his contract, while Abdur-Rahim has two years and $13 million remaining and Miller has two years and $23 million to go.

Of the four, Artest has the most palatable contract, in part because he can opt out at the end of the season. And Miller's played well enough that the Kings might be able to find a taker.
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