The Sacramento Kings are tired of being one of the NBA’s worst teams and under new ownership, they’re looking to build a team who’ll be a perennial playoff contender than a participant in the draft lottery. Given that, the Kings have been attempting to trade their No. 8 pick for some time now and have held discussions with a variety of teams.
Such continues to be the case, according to ESPN’s Chad Ford who says the Sacramento Kings have recently spoken to a multitude of teams who are attempting to acquire their No. 8 selection.
“They’ve (the Sacramento Kings) been very active talking to the Suns, Sixers, Celtics and Bucks. They obviously want to win now,” says Ford. “Aren’t in love with anything at 8. I think they’re the team most likely to make a deal on draft night. If their crowd sourcing gang approves.”
With Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins (and possibly the return of Isaiah Thomas), the Kings appear ready to break out and don’t have the time to wait for another player to develop over the course of the next two or three years.
The Suns, Sixers, Celtics and Bucks all have solid veteran assets that could improve the Kings, though, it’s questionable if any (outside of maybe Rajon Rondo or Goran Dragic) are worth the No. 8 pick in the draft.
Still, the Kings appear enamored with the idea of trading out or trading down in the draft, so they should remain a team to watch come Thursday (if not before) as they appear likely to make a move.