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NBA trade rumors: Kings interested in Jonas Jerebko

As the deadline looms, rumors are surfacing of preliminary talks between the Kings and Pistons over the newly-redundant Jonas Jerebko

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Sean Deveney from The Sporting News (red flag alert!!) has reported that the Sacramento Kings are interested in adding a stretch-4 to their rotation, and have their eyes set on the Milwaukee Bucks' Ersan Ilyasova and Detroit's own Jonas Jerebko. The proposed return from such a trade would most likely be one of Derrick Williams or Jason Thompson, who had already been offered to the Pistons for Josh Smith earlier in the season.

While nothing has gone past preliminary talks, it was a foregone conclusion that Jerebko's name would be floating around the rumor mill as's Keith Langlois earlier reported that the Swedish national is considered the Pistons' only tradeable asset for the upcoming deadline.

Jonas' minutes have decreased significantly since the acquisition of Anthony Tolliver from the Suns on Dec. 24, as the cheaper, veteran sharp-shooter made Jerebko redundant in Stan Van Gundy's offensive scheme. Despite playing some of the best basketball since his Achilles rupture in 2011, the longest tenured Piston on the team seems to be on his way out of Motown as he finds himself buried on the bench for yet another season. With the trade deadline fast approaching, it still remains to be seen whether DBB's favorite Swede will still be in Piston blue, white and red after Feb. 19.

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