The Sacramento Kings wasted no time.
Shortly after the NBA Draft Lottery ended, rumors began to surface about how the Kings were more than willing to trade the pick they earned (No. 8 overall) in exchange for a player that will have an impact on the team now. NBA.com first reported the story on Tuesday night.
The Kings put the No. 8 pick in the draft on the trade block immediately after the lottery Tuesday night, league sources told NBA.com, 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.
Sacramento has a plethora of needs, including an upgrade on the defensive side of the ball, consistent outside-shooting and a playmaking point guard, depending on what Isaiah Thomas (restricted free agent) does this offseason.
I’m not sure if they can pull a deal for Kevin Love, with that No. 8 pick, but they’ll probably be able to rake in something of value…right?