With immediate salary relief in mind, the struggling Kings are sending Brad Miller (above) and John Salmons to the Da Buills in exchange for Andres Nocioni, Drew Gooden, Michael Ruffin and Cedric Simmons. While Blog-A-Bull salivates over the prospect of Miller playing alongside Joakim Noah and Tyrus Thomas, Sactown Royalty‘s Tom Ziller sighs, “I don’t know. It could be worse…surviving the storm will require every drop of optimism we’ve got.”
Andres Nocioni, Francisco Garcia and DontÃ© Greene … all signed through at least 2012. They’ll make a total of no more than $13 million per season. The trio makes up one quarter of your active roster; Garcia can play any guard position as well, and Nocioni should be able to fill in at power forward in pinch. Greene can play all six positions. Yes, all SIX positions.
Assuming D.G. stops messing around with us, all three can and will stroke the three. Nocioni can rebound hard (one of the best at the position), and D.G. should become a quality rebounder. No one on the Sacramento roster will give more effort than Nocioni and Garcia, and no one on Planet Earth smiles wider than Greene.