Marcus Thornton's trade value

It remains to be seen if Marcus Thornton will fit in with the defensive-oriented approach Mike Malone will bring to the Sacramento Kings. On paper, though, it's not a good fit. Thornton's reputation is that of a player who can provide instant offense -- not instant defense -- and with highly touted lottery pick Ben McLemore now in the fold, Thornton's role and future on the team becomes an even bigger question mark.

But could the rebuilding Kings trade the veteran scorer who is owed $8.16 million in 2013-14 and $8.69 million next season even if they wanted?