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Kings trade rumors: Jeremy Lin headed to Sacramento?

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Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time in what seems like ages, the Sacramento Kings are going to be buyers at this year’s NBA trade deadline. Sacramento heads into Tuesday’s action with a 23-21 record and as the ninth seed in the Western Conference.

The team is still said to be looking for perimeter players. According to Marc Stein of The NY Times, that includes Atlanta Hawks guard Jeremy Lin.

Lin, 30, has been drawing significant interest on the trade market. He’s averaging 10.8 points and shooting at a robust 48 percent from the field, including a 35 percent mark from distance.

Atlanta is said to be looking for a first-round pick in return. Sacramento does not have a first-round pick in this year’s draft. It does, however, have two second-round picks to offer up.