Trade rumors shadow, puzzle Kings' Christie
Has anyone heard what the rumored deals are?"We would be so disappointed," said a visibly shaken Jackie, after the Kings had overwhelmed the young Denver Nuggets on Sunday in Arco Arena. "It's not the kind of thing you would expect with the team playing so well. But I just don't like everything that I'm hearing. Tonight I kept hearing that Doug was going to be traded in a four-team deal. Fans have been coming up to me all night. Other people told me it's all over the radio. And I know that it's been bothering Doug."
Officially, who knows? Geoff Petrie is off scouting in Europe, but he travels nowhere without his trusty cell phone. Unofficially, the Kings are thought to be committed to their core players for the duration of the season, though still interested in improving their bench if able to do so without messing with team chemistry and salary structure. (One high-ranking member of the organization dismissed the rumors as unfounded.)