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  • Key trades by the Sacramento Kings

    The trade of former Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans on July 4 by the Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans is the latest eye-catching deal made by the team during its time in Sacramento. Here are other important swaps in which the team was involved. In some cases, we list just the main players involved in multi- team or -player deals.

    August 1986: Larry Drew for Derek Smith
    The Kings sent guard Larry Drew (pictured, No. 22) and guard/forward Mike Woodson to the San Diego Clippers for guard/forward Derek Smith, guard Franklin Edwards and forward/guard Junior Bridgeman.
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  • August 1986: Larry Drew for Derek Smith (pictured)
  • June 1987: Eddie Johnson for Ed Pinckney

    Kings send forward/guard Eddie Johnson (pictured) to the Phoenix Suns for forward "Easy" Ed Pinckney and a second-round draft pick that turned out to be Fennis Dembo.
    OWEN BREWER
  • June 1987: Eddie Johnson for Ed Pinckney (pictured)

    OWEN BREWER
  • June 1988: Reggie Theus for Randy Whitman

    In return for Theus (pictured, No. 24), a high-scoring guard, the Kings received from the Atlanta Hawks forward/guard Randy Whitman and, more important, a 1988 first-round pick that became guard Ricky Berry, who showed great promise before taking his own life after his rookie season.
    OWEN BREWER
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    June 1988: Reggie Theus for Randy Whitman and draft pick that became Ricky Berry (pictured)
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  • October 1988: Otis Thorpe for Jim Petersen, Rodney McCray

    Otis Thorpe was highly valued enough to get two front-line players in return from the Houston Rockets, forward/center Jim Petersen (pictured, left, defending against Thorpe) and forward/guard Rodney McCray.
    Randy Pench Bee File Photo | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • October 1988: Otis Thorpe for Jim Petersen, Rodney McCray (pictured, No. 22)

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  • February 1989: LaSalle Thompson and Randy Whittman for Wayman Tisdale

    LaSalle "Tank" Thompson (pictured, No. 41), a bruising center, was the main player the Kings gave up to receive 20-point scorer Wayman Tisdale from the Indiana Pacers.
    Randy Pench Bee File | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • February 1989: Lasalle Thompson and Randy Whittman for Wayman Tisdale (pictured, No. 23)
    OWEN BREWER
  • September 1989: Jim Petersen for Ralph Sampson

    Center Ralph Sampson (pictured), a former All-Star whose knees were shot, was used up by the time the Kings got him from the Golden State Warriors for Jim Petersen.
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  • July 1991: Travis Mays for Spud Webb

    Mays (pictured, No. 1), a former first-round pick for the Kings was sent to Atlanta for Spud Webb in an exchange of guards.
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  • July 1991: Travis Mays for Spud Webb (pictured, right)

    RANDY PENCH
  • November 1991: Billy Owens for Mitch Richmond

    Forward Billy Owens (pictured, No. 30) got his wish to leave Sacramento, being sent to Golden State in exchange for All-Star guard Mitch Richmond, Les Jepson and a 1995 draft pick that became Tyus Edney.
    Laura Chun | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • November 1991: Billy Owens for Mitch Richmond (pictured, No. 2)
    DICK SCHMIDT | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • February 1994: Pete Chilcutt for Olden Polynice

    Forward Pete Chilcutt, and a first- and second-round draft pick went to the Detroit Pistons for center Olden Polynice (pictured, No. 0), who had an interesting few seasons in Sacramento.
    Laura Chun | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • February 1996: Walt Williams and Tyrone Corbin for Kevin Gamble and Billy Owens

    Walt Williams (pictured, right) and fellow swing man Tyrone Corbin went to the Miami Heat, a deal that returned Billy Owens to Sacramento, along with forward/guard Kevin Gamble.
    RANDY PENCH | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
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    May 1998: Mitch Richmond and Otis Thorpe for Chris Webber

    Arguable the most significant good trade the Kings ever made, the deal sent popular guard Mitch Richmond and aging forward Otis Thorpe to the Washington Wizards for All-Star post Chris Webber (pictured), who was the centerpiece of the Kings' best teams.
    AMY CONN-GUTIERREZ | AP
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    September 2000: Corliss Williamson for Doug Christie

    Sacrificing popular, hard-working forward Corliss Williamson in retrospect was a small price for shooting guard Doug Christie (pictured, going to the hoop). from the Toronto Raptors, whose tenacious defense and court presence made him indispensable for a team with championship aspirations.
    Brian Baer | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • June 2001: Jason Williams for Mike Bibby

    Guard Jason Williams (pictured), who brought the first spark of championship-style fire to the Kings, was traded along with swing man Nick Anderson to the Vancouver Grizzlies for point guard Mike Bibby and guard Brent Price.
    Jose Luis Villegas | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • June 2001: Jason Williams for Mike Bibby (pictured, right)
    Carl Costas | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
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    July 2003: Hedo Turkoglu and Scot Pollard for Brad Miller

    In a deal that involved the Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers, the Kings sent forward Hedo Turkoglu to the Spurs and Scot Pollard to the Pacers, and the player they got back was center Brad Miller (pictured, right) from the Pacers.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
  • January 2005: Doug Christie for Michael Bradley, Cuttino Mobley

    The departure of Doug Christie (pictured) was proof that an era in Kings basketball had ended.
    Randy Pench | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • KINGS MAVERICKS
    February 2005: Chris Webber for Kenny Thomas

    It was really a six-player deal, but the one who really counted was Chris Webber (pictured, No. 4). Slowed by a knee injury, he , Matt Barnes and Michael Bradley went to the Philadelphia 76ers for Kenny Thomas, Brian Skinner and Corliss Williamson. The team's fall from grace was about complete.
    TIM SHARP | AP
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    January 2006: Peja Stojakovic for Ron Artest

    Looking for new fire, the Kings sent Peja Stojakovic (pictured), the one-time All-Star, to Indiana for Ron Artest, later to change his name to Metta World Peace
    Carl Costas | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • January 2006: Peja Stojakovic for Ron Artest (pictured)

    Hector Amezcua | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
  • February 2008: Mike Bibby for many players

    Point guard Mike Bibby (pictured, lofting a long jumper), the center of the Kings storm during the heyday of the early 2000s, was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for Anthony Johnson, Tyronn Lue, Sheldon Williams, Lorenzen Wright and a second-round draft pick.
    Hector Amezcua | Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
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    February 2010: Kevin Martin for Carl Landry

    Another multi-team and -player deal, this one sent the Kings smooth-shooting guard Kevin Martin (pictured, left) to the Houston Rockets, with the Rockets sending forward Carl Landry and Joey Dorsey to the Kings. The Knicks also were involved, as were six other players and some draft picks.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • July 2010: John Brockman for Isaiah Thomas

    It wasn't that simple, but forward Jon Brockman's trade to the Milwaukee Bucks brought the Kings Darnel Jackson and, more importantly, the second-round pick that became point guard Isaiah Thomas (pictured, 22).
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • July 4, 2013: Tyreke Evans for Greivis Vasquez

    Tyreke Evans (pictured, No. 13) was Rookie of the Year in 2009-10, and high hopes attended him throughout his four seasons in Sacramento. But he signed an offer as a restricted free agent with the New Orleans Pelicans, a deal the Kings matched in a sign-and-trade deal that left Evans with the Pels and brought 6-foot-6 point guard Greivis Vasquez to the Kings.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
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    July 4, 2013: Tyreke Evans for Greivis Vasquez

    Greivis Vasquez (pictured) brings an ability to create shots for other players from the point, a skill the Kings have lacked in any large quantity for several seasons.
    Danny Johnston | The Associated Press
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    July 9, 2013: Two draft picks for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

    The Kings agreed to send two future second-round draft picks to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for small forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (pictured, No. 12, surrounded by Miami Heat defenders).
    AL DIAZ | Associated Press
  • December 2013: Rudy Gay for John Salmons

    The Kings receive small forward Rudy Gay (8), preparing to dunk, along with Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray from Toronto in exchange for John Salmons, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes.
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
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    February 2014: Marcus Thornton for Jason Terry, Reggie Evans

    A year after leading the team in scoring, Kings shooting guard Marcus Thornton (23) was traded to the Brooklyn Nets for guard Jason Terry and forward Reggie Evans.
    Randy Pench | rpench@sacbee. com
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