NBA Draft Player Profile: Tristan da Silva

May 28, 2024, 12:26 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 24: Tristan da Silva #23 of the Colorado Buffaloes dunks the ball aga...

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As we inch closer to the 2024 NBA Draft, Stiles & Watkins are beginning to examine players who could be on the Sacramento Kings’ radar.

The Kings hold the 13th pick in the draft, meaning they could bring in a player to help the team from day one, whether by using the pick on a prospect or by moving the pick to upgrade the roster via trade.

For Sacramento, adding a floor-spacing forward or big should be on general manager Monte McNair’s to-do list, but that doesn’t mean he won’t pick the player he and the rest of the Kings’ front office believe to be the best available.

Today, Allen Stiles and Chris Watkins break down Colorado forward Tristan da Silva, a member of the second-team All-Pac 12 and a player who could be on the board when Sacramento uses its draft pick.

Tristan da Silva | SF/PF | Height: 6’9 | Weight: 217 lbs | Age: 23 | Big Board: 19th

Stats: 34 games | 16.0 points | 5.1 rebounds | 2.4 assists | 1.1 steals | 0.6 blocks | 49% FG | 39% 3PT | 33.8 minutes

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Topics Discussed

  • Chris is surprised that da Silva isn’t on more draft evaluator’s radars
  • da Silva has a 6’10 wingspan
  • Some draft scouts have compared da Silva to Orlando Magic forward Franz Wagner and Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma
  • Chris compares da Silva to a young Kings talent
  • Is da Silva a “ready-to-go role player right now?”
  • da Silva was Colorado’s go-to scorer this past season
  • Athleticism and strength are areas that da Silva will have to work on at the NBA level
  • At 23 years old, da Silva fits Sacramento’s core age range

Scouting Report via NBA Draft Room

  • A big forward with great floor spacing ability and good decision-making. He can play the 3 or 4 and doesn’t need the ball in his hands a lot to be effective.
  • Has a really clean jumper and good accuracy from 3pt land. Big shooters like him will find a spot in the league.
  • Is a solid rebounder and can rip and run. Isn’t a great open court athlete or above the rim player but has decent handles, plays with his head up and can lead the break. A good connective passer who doesn’t stall the ball.
  • A solid team defender who can guard 3 or 4.

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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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NBA Draft Player Profile: Tristan da Silva