NBA Draft Expert outlines who the Kings should consider with Pick 13

May 15, 2024, 9:36 AM | Updated: 10:36 am

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DALLAS, TEXAS - MARCH 31: Jared McCain #0 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts following a three-point basket during the first half against the NC State Wolfpack in the Elite 8 round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at American Airlines Center on March 31, 2024 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

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On Tuesday’s edition of ‘The Drive Guys’ with Kevin ‘Whitey’ Gleason and Kyle Draper (Sacramento Kings play-by-play announcer) were joined by Nathan Grubel, NBA Draft expert who writes for Draft Deeper and No Ceilings.

The trio spent the segment discussing who the Kings could consider with the 13th overall pick in the upcoming 2024 NBA Draft. Some of the initial names mentioned by Grubel were Duke’s Jared McCain, Colorado’s Tristan da Silva, and Providence’s Devin Carter.

Joining the conversation not long after witnessing some of the NBA combine in Chicago, they dove into some recent conversations about this being a ‘weak’ draft class. What does that mean for Sacramento, and how does it affect their draft position?

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Does the state of the prospects available present a situation where the Kings could look to trade up? In that scenario, who should they target? And, of course, the conversation eventually shifted to Bronny James, who has been a hot topic of conversation due to his recent measurables and exceptional performance in individual shooting drills.

Grubel shared his opinion on James’s recent showings and the talk about his current draft stock. The Kings do also have the 45th pick, although he could be off the board by then.

What other names intrigue you for Sacramento’s upcoming 13th pick? Let us know in the YouTube comments!

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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