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Report: Kings have three potential trades in place for No. 8 pick in NBA Draft

Jun 24, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

Anjali Ranadive, Adam Silver Anjali Ranadive, Adam Silver

The Kings have their customary lottery pick to use in the upcoming NBA Draft, but using the eighth overall pick isn’t likely to provide the immediate help that a team under new ownership is looking for.

Sacramento traded for Rudy Gay last season in order to try to begin to win now, and it appears as though adding more proven veteran talent is the plan instead of accumulating more questionable rookie prospects.

For that reason, the Kings appear likely to trade their first round pick, and they reportedly have more than one offer already in place.

From Andy Katz of ESPN.com (via Sactown Royalty):

The Sacramento Kings are fielding offers from three teams for the No. 8 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, sources with direct knowledge told ESPN on Monday.

Sources said the Kings have two deals that could be done prior to Thursday’s 2 p.m. ET trade deadline to change the draft order and one would be a draft night deal, depending on which players are available when the Kings select.

The three deals would return multiple draft picks and a veteran player to the Kings for the No. 8 pick.

Sacramento is among the least desirable situations for free agents to consider in the entire league, so trading for quality players is the only way to provide the type of upgrades the roster so desperately needs.

This move seems like a smart one depending what player may come back in return, and another team could probably use the help the number eight pick could provide more than the Kings can at this current stage of their rebuilding process.

  1. loubearkane - Jun 24, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    What the hell is this?
    Say the 3 offers or it never happened………………

  2. felser - Jun 24, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    Sixers for Thad and picks.

    • floreskins - Jun 24, 2014 at 1:16 PM

      100% that Philly is one of those teams.

      • sumkat - Jun 24, 2014 at 7:06 PM

        Not with Thad they aren’t

        More likely MCW for the #8, depending on who is there when it comes up

  3. rrhoe - Jun 24, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Just go after LeBron,everybody else is…….

  4. sylpkt - Jun 24, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    If Marcus Smart is still there at 8, I’ll bet one of the trades involves the Thunder and Reggie Jackson. Jackson wants to be a starter and paid like one and Presti loves him some Marcus Smart.

  5. bealwithit - Jun 24, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    This is probably the best route. The Kings keep drafting talent, but just can’t seem to get it to fit all together. They need a couple of playoff tested veterans to mix in with their young core. And I mean veterans who can play instead of just being older.

  6. campcouch - Jun 24, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    I bit. Shame on me.

  7. mungman69 - Jun 24, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    WHO ARE THE THREE TEAMS AND WHAT ARE THE TRADES?
    Do we just make them up?

  8. simoneauchristopher5 - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Great post, hahahaha. Where are the teams? Well, I got your back on one rumor.

    Sacramento receives Rajon Rondo
    Boston receives Ben McLemore, Jason Thompson, #8 Pick 2014 Draft

    SAC has been after Rondo for a year and McLemore is the piece Boston wants the most. This will also allow Boston to gamble on Embiid at 6 if he is available and still get a rookie at 8 that will contribute next year. All of this hinges on Love, who is the Celtics #1 choice. So if Love remains a T-Wolf, watch for this deal because there is a good chance it happens. Like I’ve said all along- if you can’t get Love and rebuild the Celtics quick, and someone comes along and offers a top 10 pick for Rondo, do it.

    Also- of the SAC/BOS deal happens, don’t be surprised to see Boston hold onto their 17th pick and draft the rights to Dario Saric.

    • zukny1 - Jun 24, 2014 at 3:11 PM

      All good, but I just can’t see anyone actually being all that interested in McLemore.

      • simoneauchristopher5 - Jun 24, 2014 at 7:24 PM

        I don’t know if they are all that high on McLemore as a player; it’s about making the $$ work and getting a top 10 pick back for Rondo. This SAC/BOS rumor has been out there for awhile, but I still think Boston ends up w/Love, which will end the Rondo talks.

    • 1historian - Jun 24, 2014 at 7:04 PM

      That is completely absurd, which of course means that it could actually happen, which would put my previous post in the running for the DUHHH of the month award.

      If it happens I’ll cut a fart in the key of d and send you the recording.

      You have my word.

  9. mcjon22 - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Bulls are one of the teams for sure, not sure what player they would throw in. I doubt the Kings would have much interest in Dunleavy

  10. mazblast - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    What a bogus article. You don’t even name the three teams, let alone what the offers may be.

  11. skins26portis - Jun 24, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    No way I trade Ben McLemore and JT and the 8th pick for Rondo . He is damaged goods

    • simoneauchristopher5 - Jun 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM

      He played 30 games last year and got stronger every game. You know who is damaged goods? Derek Rose. Rondo will be fine.

      Also- I wouldn’t trade the #8 pick for Rondo either, but SAC has a hard on for him.

  12. saint1997 - Jun 24, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Kings should keep it and draft Payton otherwise they will live to regret this

  13. lazeglow954 - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    I’m a Wizards fan and I love Nene but even as good as he was against the Bulls I doubt he’ll be able to preform like that in the future. I think Wizarsd should trade Nene, Webster, and Porter for the number 8 pick. Hopefully it’s Julius Randle that would be a great fit. I think we could fill the void Webster would leave on the bench there’s tons of solid roll players at the wing position in this Free Agency.
    That being said there lineup would most like be these following players because getting rid of Nene’s contract would allow us to bring back Gortat and Ariza plus other solid veteran free agents.
    John Wall
    Bradley Beal
    Trevor Ariza
    Julius Randle
    Marcin Gortat
    Crazy Future!

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