Breaking down NBA Draft prospects & Kings targets

Jun 20, 2023, 4:36 PM | Updated: Jun 21, 2023, 9:22 am

DURHAM, NC - DECEMBER 03: Dariq Whitehead #0 of the Duke Blue Devils drives against DeMarr Langford...

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The 2023 NBA Draft is just 48 hours away.

To prepare for Thursday night’s action, Jason Ross and Jay Johnson talked with Hoop Obsession’s NBA Draft analyst Bobby Gerould to discuss this class of prospects, dive into some possibilities for the Sacramento Kings’ 24th selection, and much more.

Plus: Is this draft deep in comparison to previous seasons?

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Topics Discussed

  • Are the top-five spots of this draft set?
  • Will Scoot Henderson or Brandon Miller be selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the second pick?
  • What is the biggest separation that Bob sees in his mock drafts compared to others (ESPN, CBS, etc.)
  • Who are some notable players that have been selected near the 24th pick in previous drafts?
  • Should the Kings take a look at Duke guard Dariq Whitehead?
  • Will Whitehead’s injury history scare teams away from using their picks on the guard?
  • Is French forward Bilal Coulibaly a player that will be available near the end of the first round?
  • From a talent standpoint, is this the best draft we might see in the coming years?
  • Breaking down Trayce Jackson-Davis’ game
  • Is Emoni Bates a player that would fit with this Sacramento roster?
  • Kris Murray is a ‘plug and play’ kind of player

Sacramento Kings Offseason Schedule

  • Thursday, June 22– 2023 NBA Draft
  • Friday, June 30– Free Agent negotiating period begins
  • Thursday, July 6– Free Agents can begin signing deals
  • Friday, July 7–Monday, July 17– NBA Summer League in Las Vegas
  • August TBD– 2023-24 NBA regular season schedule release
  • September TBD– Sacramento Kings training camp begins

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