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If the Sacramento Kings keep the 13th pick, is Zach Edey a fit?

Jun 4, 2024, 11:43 AM

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MARCH 31: Zach Edey #15 of the Purdue Boilermakers celebrates against the Tenne...

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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, whether by using the pick on a prospect or by moving the pick to upgrade the roster via trade.

If Sacramento opts to hold onto the pick, does it make sense to target seven-foot center and two-time National College Player of the Year winner Zach Edey?

During this week’s action on The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross, the guys went over the pros and cons of bringing in Edey:

Zach Edey| C | Height: 7’5| Weight: 299 lbs | Age: 22 | Big Board: 35th

Stats: 39 games | 25.2 points | 12.2 rebounds | 2.0 assists | 2.2 blocks | 62% FG | 32.0 minutes

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Topics Discussed: NBA Draft & Zach Edey

  • What can the Kings (realistically) get in return for the 13th pick?
  • Going over the pros and cons of keeping the pick
  • Dave says Monte McNair will be on the hot seat if Sacramento doesn’t make moves this summer
  • Would Zach Edey be an ideal pick for the Kings at 13th?
  • “Why not? You’re at number 13, not number 5. Go for it.”
  • What are the reasons for pause in selecting Edey?
  • If Edey is a bench or rotation player, does that make the pick worth it?

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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