Brooklyn Nets Agree On Trade With Sacramento Kings

Ok, so it's not quite up there in significance with the Kyrie Irving trade, but the Brooklyn Nets have made another move today, this time freeing up some cap space by agreeing to send Kessler Edwards to the Sacramento Kings.

The deal is now done; the Nets will send the second-year forward to Sacramento along with cash. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Edwards had to approve the trade because he has a "one-year Bird Rights restriction" in his deal. That wasn't expected to be an impediment. 

The move saves the Nets $8M in salary and luxury tax space, as well as opening up a roster spot, presumably for another trade before the deadline, or possibly for the buyout market. 

Edwards had a nice rookie season, showing flashes of 3-and-D potential while averaging 5.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in about 20 minutes per game. This year, with the addition of Royce O'Neal and the return from injury of Joe Harris, playing time became very scarce for the 6'8" forward, as he got into just 14 games, and averaged only 5.6 minutes. 

The former second-round pick will likely report to Sacramento's affiliate, the Stockton Kings of the G League. 

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