The Kings, who have the No. 5 pick in the upcoming NBA draft had been rumored to be mulling over a deal with the Detroit Pistons. Sacremento would have sent the unhappy and generously paid Nocioni and their first-round pick in the draft to the Pistons in exchange for Tayshaun Prince, who is in the last year of his deal and the No. 7 pick in the draft.
The Pistons had reportedly been interested in moving up in the draft in order to snag a top-flight big man, which many assume to be Demarcus Cousins.