The Sacramento Kinds have the No. 8 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft on the market, and have whittled their trade options down to three possibilities, ESPN's Andy Katz reports.
No teams or specifics are mentioned, but Katz's sources say two of the three could be completed before Thursday's draft-day deadline, with one possible on draft night, depending on which players are available.
The Kings' targets appear to be multiple draft picks, and possibly a veteran player. As Katz reports, the discussions have become more significant than mere phone chatter, but some will ultimately be dependent on what happens in the draft lottery ahead of them.
It seems pretty evident that the Kings aren't in love with the prospects they expect to be available at No. 8, but as always, the NBA Draft can be a crap shoot. Players tend to take pretty big tumbles from time to time, which can benefit the teams toward the back of the lottery. The Kings might want to wait a bit for what their intel tells them for those two deals, leaving them with the possible third option.
Completely butt pulled guess on the three teams Kings might have deals for the #8 lined up: Chicago, Phoenix, Philly— Akis Yerocostas (@Aykis16) June 24, 2014
My reason for guessing those teams is that they all have multiple first rounders in this draft so Kings could get a player and a pick— Akis Yerocostas (@Aykis16) June 24, 2014
Haha, "butt pulled."