February 17, 2016, 4:03 pm
While there has been some question over to whether or not George Karl has input on a decision to trade Ben McLemore, sources tell Hoop Ball that he will have no influence on a decision whether or not to make a trade.
Sources have added that Karl will not coach this team next season if they do not make the playoffs, and it’s possible that even if the Kings do make the playoffs that Karl might not be around for next year. It sounds like the Kings are going to look at the totality of a deal and they’re definitely interested in the short-term. That said, Karl’s input will be listened to but ultimately it will be the front office’s call.