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NBA Draft Player Profile: Tyler Smith

May 14, 2024, 11:51 AM

(Photo by Cooper Neill/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Cooper Neill/NBAE via Getty Images)

As we inch closer to the 2024 NBA Draft, Carmichael Dave and Jason Ross 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.

For Sacramento, adding a floor-spacing forward or big should be on general manager Monte McNair’s to-do list, and this draft–as weak of a class as some talent evaluators may believe–has players that fit the Kings’ needs.

G-League Ignite talent Tyler Smith, a 6’11 forward that has proven he can knock down the long ball, could be the type of player that Sacramento targets come June 26th.

Dave and Jason discuss Smith’s potential fit with the Kings and contemplate whether it would be better for Sacramento to move the pick in a trade.

Tyler Smith | PF/SF | Height: 6’11| Weight: 224 lbs | Age: 19 | Big Board: 21st

YouTube video

Stats: 43 games | 13.7 points | 5.1 rebounds | 1.3 assists | 0.9 blocks | 48% FG | 36% 3PT | 22.2 minutes

Topics Discussed

  • Can Smith provide the Kings with floor spacing?
  • Should Sacramento’s priority in the draft be to find a forward or center with a three-point game?
  • Smith shares an agent with Kings forward Kessler Edwards
  • Rebounding and fouling are issues in Smith’s game
  • Should Sacramento try to move the pick in a trade instead?
  • Dave doesn’t expect the Kings to use the 13th pick

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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