2013 NBA Draft Results: Sacramento Kings Live Draft Grade

Dec 17, 2012; Syracuse, NY, USA; Detroit Titans guard Ray McCallum (3) dribbles the ball up court in front of Syracuse Orange guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) during the second half at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse defeated Detroit 72-68. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Draft Grade: A

The Sacramento Kings selected Ray McCallum out of Detroit with the #36 pick, the sixth pick in the second round. A surprisingly savvy pick by the Kings’ new management, as McCallum is a favorite of many analytically-driven analysts. Despite playing in a small conference, McCallum did enough to be considered a sure-thing in the second round of the 2013 draft.

McCallum isn’t a great shooter, but he’s very athletic and only averaged two turnovers per game last year, which isn’t too bad considering he played at Detroit and didn’t have a ton of talent surrounding him. This pick is solid from the Kings; they aren’t expecting to contend soon, and it’ll be fun to watch McCallum help run the show in the new SacTown.

Topics: NBA Draft 2012, Ray McCallum, Sacramento Kings

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