Report: The Sacramento Kings are actively seeking to trade three of their players

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With the NBA Draft in the rearview mirror and the bulk of free agency tied up, franchises will now turn their attentions to the trade market in order to build out the rest of their rosters.

The Sacramento Kings may well be one of those teams. Rajon Rondo departed this summer and has made his way over to Chicago, and that leaves franchise star, and, often troublesome center DeMarcus Cousins as their sole star.

According to a recent report, they have a big shakeup in mind.

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Per ESPN's Marc Stein, the Kings have made Koufos, Ben McLemore and Rudy Gay available in a trade for interested teams.

The Kings gave Koufos a four-year, $33 million contract last summer after he spent two successful seasons as Marc Gasol's backup with the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Kings obviously have Cousins commanding the five spot and have recently drafted Greek big man Georgios Papagiannis. It would appear that Koufos is no longer required.

The 29-year-old Rudy Gay seems to have been eternally linked with a trade since he arrived in Sacramento. His production dropped way off when Cousins wasn't on the floor last season and it could be argued he isn't the leader the organisation is looking for.

At only 23-years-old, McLemore is probably the most valuable asset the Kings can offer besides Cousins. He arrived as the seventh pick in the 2013 draft, but despite comparisons to the great Ray Allen at the two-spot, he hasn't quite contributed in the way many had hoped by now.

With much of the offence running through Cousins, many general managers around the league might believe McLemore could thrive in a perimeter orientated kind of offence.

It will certainly be interested to see what kind of offers they get.

Ben McLemore
Sacramento Kings
Pacific Division
Western Conference
Kosta Koufos
DeMarcus Cousins
Rudy Gay

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