The Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets completed a trade on Wednesday that shipped shooting guard Marcus Thornton to the Nets in exchange for shooting guard Jason Terry and power forward Reggie Evans.

The Nets were looking for scoring help off the bench and ESPN reported that they were interested in Cleveland's Jarrett Jack. But the Cavaliers hesitated on taking Terry as part of the deal and the Nets then turned their attention to landing Thornton.

"Marcus is a proven scorer in this league," said Nets general manager Billy King. "He is a young talent who will help us in the backcourt."

No cash or draft picks were involved in the deal, Yahoo! Sports reported. Thornton will make $8.6 million next season, Terry $5.4 million and Evans $1.8 million.

"Adding Jason and Reggie provides our roster with toughness and veteran leadership that will help this team continue to grow," said Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro. "They bring a wealth of NBA experience to Sacramento that will undoubtedly make a positive impact on our younger players. We also thank Marcus for his contributions and wish him great success going forward."

Thornton is having a down year for the Kings, averaging 8.3 points and shooting 38.1 percent from the field. In the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, Thornton averaged 21.3 and 18.7 points, respectively.

The 36-year-old Terry is averaging 4.5 points in 35 games for the Nets, who acquired him from the Boston Celtics last summer in the trade for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

Evans has played in just 30 gams for the Nets this season and is averaging 2.7 points and 5.0 rebounds. Last season, he averaged 11.1 rebounds in 80 games.

From the Kings' perspective, the move likely would give forward Ben McLemore more playing time and potentially help the team with salary-cap space if Terry and Evans remain in Sacramento next season.

The Nets also were close to acquiring center Jordan Hill from the Los Angeles Lakers with a Disabled Player Exception.

The NBA trade deadline is Thursday.