Report: Kings to send Marcus Thornton to Nets for Reggie Evans, Jason Terry
The Kings are finalizing a trade with the Nets on Wednesday that will send guard Marcus Thornton to Brooklyn for power forward Reggie Evans and guard Jason Terry, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The Kings could also be sending a future conditional draft pick as both sides continue to hammer out the details ahead of Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline.
Thornton is owed $17 million over the next two seasons while Terry has $10.7 million remaining on the final two years of his contract. Evans has roughly $3 million remaining on his contract between this season and next. The 26-year-old Thornton is averaging 8.3 points in 24 minutes per game this season.
Terry, a 36-year-old veteran guard who won an NBA title with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011, is currently averaging a career-low 4.5 points in 16 minutes per game this season for Brooklyn. Evans is averaging five rebounds in 13 minutes per game this season and would play behind DeMarcus Cousins with the Kings.
The Nets are also reportedly interested in acquiring Los Angeles Lakers big man Jordan Hill, a move they could complete using their Disabled Player Exception before March 10, according to Wojnarowski. If this were to happen, the Nets’ salaries and luxury tax would approach $210 million.