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February 24, 2011
Kings add Daniels and cash, Whiteside update

By Jason Jones
jejones@sacbee.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Kings acquired swingman Marquis Daniels and cash from the Boston Celtics in exchange for a protected second-round draft choice in 2017.

Daniels hasn't played since Feb. 6 after suffering a bruised spinal cord in a collision with Orlando's Gilbert Arenas. It's not likely that Daniels would play for the Kings this season. It's a deal that helps the Kings out financially.

*Rookie center Hassan Whiteside is "very likely" to have surgery. He's been out for the last couple weeks with a partially torn patellar tendon in his left knee. The Kings are high on his potential but haven't seen much of it on the court this season.

The injured left knee limited him to just one preseason game and a brief appearance in the season opener.

*The Kings didn't deal Samuel Dalembert even though there were plenty inquiries about the veteran center. That's because the Kings would like to re-sign Dalembert after the season.

*Guard Marcus Thornton will be with the Kings at Friday's shootaround. Not sure how much he might play against the Bobcats. That could depend on Jermaine Taylor, who has shown he can score and adds an athletic dimension the Kings have lacked in the backcourt.



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