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Sacramento Kings officially trade Jason Terry

Confirming news which leaked weeks ago, the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday stated they completed the trade moving disgruntled guard Jason Terry to the Houston Rockets. The Kings will also flip a 2015 second round pick protected within slots 50-60 and a 2015 second round pick acquired from the New York Knicks in exchange for wings Alonzo Gee, Scotty Hopson and a trade exception (credit to Sacbee.com).

Terry never played a minute for the Kings after joining the team with Reggie Evans in a February trade that shipped Marcus Thornton to the Brooklyn Nets. Upon arriving the 37-year-old was sent home to rehab an ailing knee and in July expressed his displeasure with Sacramento. Houston takes on his one-year, $5.45 million contract with no guarantees he can be a contributor.

The Kings are expected to waive Gee and Hopson since they have non-guaranteed contracts while the organization is trying to save money. The real kicker here is the trade exception, which will allow aggressive general manager Pete D’Alessandro more potential deals on the market.

Photo Credit: Kelley L. Cox / USA TODAY Sports

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Rui Thomas is an NFL and NBA aficionado whose credits include Yahoo! Sports, FanNation, GoldenGateSports and Radiosurvivor.com. He also owns the Theruination.net. Rui sympathizes with every West Coast team.

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