UPDATE: Trade is official …
In return for Edwards, Sacramento will send Edwards and cash, giving Brooklyn some salary relief, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The Nets also landed the draft rights to David Michineau as part of deal. Since he’s overseas, Brooklyn created a roster spot with the trade.
The Sacramento Kings have finalized a deal to acquire Kessler Edwards from the Brooklyn Nets, a league source tells The Sacramento Bee. The Kings will waive Deonte Burton to make room on the roster. Burton will rejoin the G League Stockton Kings for their game in Grand Rapids.
— Jason Anderson (@JandersonSacBee) February 7, 2023
Edwards holds veto power over any trade, though he was expected to approve the deal, Wojnarowski added. Once completed, it will save the Nets “a total of $8 million in salary and luxury tax and open up a roster spot,” Wojnarowski wrote.
Edwards, 22, was the No. 44 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft and appeared in 48 games last season, averaging 5.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. He has played 14 games with Brooklyn this year, spending the rest of his time with the Long Island Nets of the G League.
For now, it seems, Edwards will have a role with the Kings, or at least their G League affiliate in Stockton.