NBA Rumors: Sacramento Kings Willing To Trade No. 8 Draft Pick

NBA Rumors: Sacramento Kings Willing To Trade No. 8 Draft Pick


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The 2014 NBA Draft will take place on June 26 with plenty of teams looking to drastically upgrade their squads with all the promising young talent ready to take their game to the next level.

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One team that is content with passing up on drafting another young player is the Sacramento Kings. There’s no question the Kings have a talented roster chalk full of talented players like DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas, Ben McLemore and Rudy Gay, but the team has already come to the conclusion that they need to trade their eighth pick in the draft, according to Scott Howard-Cooper of

The Kings put the No. 8 pick in the draft on the trade block immediately after the lottery Tuesday night, league sources told, clearly looking to add at least one impact veteran in an attempt to push into the playoff conversation next season rather than wait for another rookie prospect to develop.

With the Kings making moves this season to help build a playoff contender in the highly competitive Western Conference, Sacramento could be on the cusp of turning a lot of heads in the NBA next season.

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It remains to be seen what the Kings would be able to acquire with the eighth overall pick in the upcoming draft, but the team’s front office will definitely be fielding their fair share of calls from now until draft day on June 26.

Sacramento will try to keep the core of Thomas, Gay and Cousins intact while bringing in other pieces to the playoff puzzle over the course of the off-season.

The Kings really haven’t been relevant in the West since Chris Webber and Mike Bibby battled back and forth with the Lakers for conference supremacy more than a decade ago. With new ownership, the Kings brass seems determined to right the ship in the near future.
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  • kookiebuger

    I mean the Lakers have Nash and they have their pick…

  • VillainKing™

    Keep the 7th pick Lakers..draft Marcus Smart!!!!!

    • Jack

      Marcus does not fall to the 7th position. The men will be Noah Vonleh.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    We got Pau Gasol to trade if he picks the Kings like Vlade Divac did but it would have to be a sign and trade and then we can even add Robert Sacre and lets say a future second rounder in 2015 and a future first round pick in 2019 that’s about it unless they want Kendall Marshall or Ryan Kelly lol.

    • Computer Networking

      Gasol will not allow a sign and trade to the kings and they will not give up the 8th pick for nothing. Trade hill, nash and the future first rounder for the pick. Then since the lakers want love so bad, trade 7 and 8 to get love.

  • Kïd Špłãšh

    Id Trade Pau&Nash Or Pau&Marshall&Sacre For The Pick&Thomas.

  • Kïd Špłãšh

    That means We Could Possibly Get Marcus Smart&Aaron Gordon Or Aaron&Zach Lavine

  • M T

    Sign and trade Pau and Nick along with swap options and future 2nd rounders in 2016/17 for that 8th pick. Pau and Nick would most likely agree to be traded bcz they would still be living in CA, and they could always visit LA in less than an hour by flight. Kings would now have a solid roster: Thomas, Ben, Gay, Jason, DMC. 2nd unit would be Ray, Nick, and Pau. They even have Evans and Derrick Williams in case of injuries. LA could have Gordon and Vonleh/Smart!