New Players Join Kings Tonight in Dallas

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Sacramento forward Andres Nocioni, acquired from Chicago in one of a flurry of trades the Kings made this week, was active along with three other newcomers for the team's game against Dallas on Saturday night.

Ike Diogu, Cedric Simmons and Will Solomon were also in uniform
against the Mavericks.

"We're working to fit in the new guys and have them combine
with the guys we already have," Kings coach Kenny Natt said.
"We'll figure it out as we go."

Drew Gooden, Michael Ruffin, Nocioni and Simmons were acquired
in a deal Wednesday that sent Brad Miller and John Salmons to the
Bulls. Sacramento then traded Ruffin to Portland for Diogu.

On Thursday, the Kings picked up Solomon from Toronto and sent
two players to Minnesota for Rashad McCants and Calvin Booth.

While they were waiting on their new guys, the Kings had only
eight players in uniform in their 115-106 victory over Memphis on
Friday.

Gooden, who hasn't played in over a month because of a groin
injury, McCants and Booth are expected to join the team Sunday and
could play Monday against New Orleans.


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