Ask and you shall receive.
Jimmy Butler gave out his phone number Thursday, asking his critics to contact him directly if they have something they want to say.
“Everybody is entitled to their opinion,” Butler said. “But with that being Youth Authentic Cheap Jerseys said, my phone’s in my back pocket right now, if whoever has anything to say to me, feel free — 773-899-6071. If you want an interview, there you have it. Please do.”
In fact, the Bee noted, the Kings’ current roster has been remodeled largely via two trades over the past year or so:
The Kings acquired the draft rights to Bogdanovic last year during the NBA draft in a trade with Phoenix. The Suns drafted Bogdanovic, 24, with the 27th pick in the 2014 NBA draft and sent his rights, along with the 13th and 28th picks in last year’s draft, to Sacramento for the eighth pick in the draft (Marquese Chriss).
The Kings used the picks to select center Georgios Papagiannis 13th and forward Skal Labissiere 28th.
The other major trade sent DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans in February. The Kings added guard Buddy Hield and used the draft pick acquired from New Orleans (10th overall) to trade down to add North Carolina forward Justin Jackson (15th) and Duke forward Harry Giles (20th).
Because the team didn’t tender a qualifying offer to Ben McLemore, making him an unrestricted free agent, Kings GM Vlade Divac’s roster doesn’t include any player from the one he took over from predecessor Pete D’Alessandro in 2015.
And with their salary-cap situation, look for the Kings to be major players when free agency kicks off Saturday, building around players like Bogdanovic, a 6-6 guard fresh off winning a EuroLeague title with Turkish club Fenerbahce and earning a Silver medal with Serbia in the Rio Olympics.