Report: Not Monta Ellis. Not Wesley Matthews. But James Anderson will take Kings’ money


The Kings agreed to an awful trade to clear cap space for players who don’t want it.

Monta Ellis reportedly rejected four years, $48 million from Sacramento for $4 million less with the Pacers. Wesley Matthews reportedly turned down four years, $64 million from the Kings for less with the Mavericks.

But Sacramento isn’t getting spurned by every guard.

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports:

After playing three years for the Spurs and Rockets, James Anderson was a relatively veteran presence on the young 2013-14 76ers. He spent last season in Lithuania.

As far as cheap bench depth, Anderson is fine. It’s not yet clear how much the Kings will pay him, but anything over a minimum contract seems like an overpay.