LaGarde gone from Kings?

CINCINNATI - Champion small forward Pace LaGarde is a likely candidate to be pushed out of the Cincinnati Kings this offseason.

LaGarde, whose horrible injury last season wrote off the Kings'' chances of a playoff berth, is said to be wanting around $23 million to stay in Cincinnati, which will conflict with their offseason plans to pay recently acquired point guard Jamar Strickland.

If LaGarde leaves, there seem to be very few teams that could afford such a rich salary, leading some to believe that he make take a paycut in order to get to a team he wants.