EVERY TRADE WE WILL SEE THIS SEASON: TRADE 5 (TRADE DEADLINE)
NEW YORK KNICKS GET: Iman Shumpert
SACRAMENTO KINGS GET: Lance Thomas
The New York Knicks eliminate the $1 Million in guaranteed salary from Lance Thomas contract for the 2019-20 season and relieve some cap space in doing so after the season. Thomas isn’t crucial enough to their plans not to take the extra cap space in the summer. They would likely buy out Shumpert afterwards as he would be better served on a contender.
For the Sacramento Kings the $1 Million lost in 2019 cap space isn’t as valuable to them as the immediate cap savings from this deal. The increased flexibility gives the Kings room to make additional moves and add assets in the process to continue their rebuild.