Report: Kings hire 76ers executive as assistant general manager

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This isn’t quite the Knicks getting swindled in the Carmelo Anthony trade then trying to hire former Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri.

But the Kings are hiring Brandon Williams from the 76ers, who robbed Sacramento blind in this 2015 salary dump.

Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated:

I’m skeptical any assistant general manager will make a difference in Sacramento. The Kings’ front office is still overseen by Vivek Ranadive and run by Vlade Divac.

But Scott Perry received outsized plaudits for his brief stint in this job, so the position now seems to carry more importance. (I likewise believe Perry’s hiring by the Knicks has been overblown.)

If Williams does quality work in evaluating players and transactions, building relationships and fostering communications, the Kings should be happy. But transforming this team still falls to Ranadive and Divac.