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NBA Trade Rumors: Kings showing interest in Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha

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The Sacramento Kings have reported interest in acquiring Thabo Sefolosha from the Atlanta Hawks.

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Trade rumors continue to swirl around the Atlanta Hawks as we close in on Thursday's trade deadline. While players like Al Horford, Jeff Teague and to a lesser extent Kyle Kover have seen their names mentioned in multiple scenarios, ESPN.com's Chris Broussard adds a new name to the mix reporting that the Sacramento Kings have shown interest in Atlanta swingman Thabo Sefolosha.

What is interesting about this report is that Broussard cites the Kings' need for a defensive boost on the wing. The Hawks could also use that as currently constructed and would be lacking depth in that area if they decided to deal Sefolosha.

It still feels unlikely that the Hawks would pull the trigger on a blow it up scenario, but a deal of Sefolosha and other rotation pieces would be more likely if the team were to ultimately part ways with Al Horford at the deadline. It still appears that Horford is the key to what direction the team will go in. If they keep him, then lesser deals to fortify the frontcourt due to Tiago Splitter's injury or added wing help may be necessary. If Horford were traded, then the Hawks would be inclined to hit the reset button and could start spinning off pieces for assets.