SACRAMENTO KINGS

NBA writer breaks down prospects the Kings could draft at 13th

May 23, 2024, 3:03 PM

(Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)...

(Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

(Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

The NBA Draft is just over one month away.

As we get closer to June 26th, USA Today and For The Win Senior NBA writer Bryan Kalbrosky joined The Drive Guys this week to discuss some prospects that could be on the Sacramento Kings’ radar.

Kalbrosky also revealed a player that Sacramento recently brought in for a pre-draft workout (hint: he’s a local product):

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Topics Discussed

  • Where does the quality in this draft drop off?
  • “I think it’s been a little bit overstated how poor this class is.”
  • Bryan says the best player in this draft could be picked “anywhere”
  • Who should the Kings target at 13th?
  • Duke guard and Sacramento native Jared McCain is a player that Bryan thinks the Kings should target if Malik Monk leaves in free agency
  • Kalbrosky thinks that McCain’s scoring and shooting will translate to the NBA level
  • Sacramento has brought in a couple of projected top-five picks for workouts (Alexandre Sarr and Donovan Clingan). Does that mean the Kings want to jump in the draft, or they are anticipating one of those players falls to 13th?
  • Is Zach Edey one of the sleepers in this draft class?
  • “I think he’s somebody who in analytic models is going to pop.” – Bryan on Edey
  • Illinois forward and Sacramento native Coleman Hawkins worked out for the Kings on Wednesday

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When is the next Sacramento Kings off-season date of interest?

The NBA Draft is now a two-night event.

Wednesday, June 26th, will act as the first night of the 2024 NBA Draft, where the Sacramento Kings will make their first-round selection (13th). The second round of the draft will be held on Thursday, June 27th, where the Kings will use its 45th overall pick.

Sacramento hasn’t had a first-round pick since 2022, when it selected Iowa product Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick.

Stay locked into Sactown Sports for all of your Kings draft coverage, including player profiles, reports regarding pre-draft workouts, draft night coverage, and much more.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 26-Thursday, June 27th – 2024 NBA Draft
  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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