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December 14, 2010
Kings set to acquire Rockets' Taylor

HOUSTON - The Kings are set to acquire Rockets guard Jermaine Taylor as part of a four-team trade involving the Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, and the New Jersey Nets.

The Rockets would receive swingman Terrence Williams, who was a first-round pick last season. The Nets would get a lottery-protected first-round pick from Houston and send forward/center Joe Smith to the Lakers in exchange for guard Sasha Vujacic.

The Rockets would send Taylor to the Kings to create a roster spot for Williams. The Kings will also receive cash in the deal and send a conditional second-round pick to the Rockets.

The trade cannot be made official until tomorrow, when Smith is eligible to be traded.

Taylor (6-4, 210) is a second-year guard from Central Florida. He has appeared in eight games for the Rockets this season averaging 4.9 points.

Taylor is suited up for the Rockets tonight. The Kings play in New Orleans tomorrow night.

He averaged 3.1 points as a rookie in 31 games with Houston, including four starts.

When contacted, a Kings spokesman declined to comment.

--Jason Jones

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