The Knicks acquired Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw from the Kings this summer, in exchange for Wayne Ellington and Jeremy tyler, along with getting restrictions removed on a second round pick already in Sacramento’s possession.
For the Knicks, this was about adding depth.
“One of our goals was to find ways to balance the roster out from a position standpoint a little better and then also to provide us depth across all positions,” GM Steve Mills said on a conference call at the time, via the New York Daily News.
For the Kings, this was about roster flexibility above all else.
The Kings improved the status of a future draft pick in the deal, and got rid of guys who don’t fit with the team’s long-term rebuilding plans. Tyler and Ellington, meanwhile, are both interesting enough to land a training camp invite (at minimum) with another team before the season begins.