Dec 21, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Sacramento Kings small forward Rudy Gay (8) and point guard Isaiah Thomas (22) high five against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NBADraft Rumors 2014: Will Sacramento Kings trade eighth-overall pick?


The Sacramento Kings are about to start an offseason that will keep them extremely busy.

The Kings will likely have two key free agents in forward Rudy Gay, who can become an unrestricted free agent and point guard Isaiah Thomas, who is set to become a restricted free agent. There have been a lot of rumors that the Kings could trade their first round pick, the eighth-overall selection, in attempt to bolster their roster with a veteran.

Regardless of whether or not they deal the pick, Davis believes the team needs a better play-making point guard than Thomas.

Hey Connor, thanks for joining this week. I’m really not sure what they’re going to do with that pick, but I could absolutely see them moving it if the right package/player were to present itself. Part of that is specifically because I’m not sure what happens with Gay and Thomas. Strange as it may sound, I think Gay should re-sign and stick around for what they are building in Sacramento. They clearly want him, and sometimes you should consider ‘fit’ more than other aspects. As well as Thomas played last season (and he deserve to get paid by someone), I actually think you more of a playmaker at that position than a guy that looks to score. The best player for them would be a guy that can find that balance between featuring Cousins and keeping Gay in the flow, all while being able to defend his position. Perimeter defenders, in general, should be something that FO is in the hunt for this summer.

The Kings have worked several prospects, including former Arizona Wildcats’ power forward Aaron Gordon, Indiana Hoosiers’ big man Noah Vonleh and Oklahoma State Cowboys’ point guard Marcus Smart, among others.

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