Sacramento Kings (6-10, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (8-10, ninth in the Eastern Conference) Orlando; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Sacramento visits Orlando looking to end its four-game road skid. The Magic have gone 4-4 in home games.
Indiana Pacers (10-7, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (7-10, 12th in the Eastern Conference) Charlotte; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte takes on Indiana in a matchup of Eastern Conference teams. The Hornets are 5-7 in Eastern Conference games.
However, at a salary of $7,150,000--under NBA trade rules--the Jazz would be required to trade players to the Kings having salaries totaling at least $5,640,000. In the off season, that could have been easily accomplished with the salaries of former Jazz players who were traded (without taking any salary back) or waived in the off season, namely, Ed Davis, Tony Bradley, Rayjon Tucker and Nigel Williams-Goss. However, at this point in time, it becomes problematic for the Jazz.