To gain a firm grasp on the decision to be made by the Sacramento Kings with their No. 2 pick, Beale Street Bears talks NBA Draft with a Kings expert.
It seems as if the only halfway-guaranteed selection in the 2018 NBA Draft is at No. 1, belonging to the Phoenix Suns. Beale Street Bears recently discussed with a pair of Suns experts to gauge the team’s level of interest in Arizona’s Deandre Ayton. The Suns-Ayton pairing is probably a done deal.
What shakes out after the first overall pick is all but a done deal. The possibilities are limitless. Following Phoenix on the NBA Draft Board is a familiar foe to the Memphis Grizzlies — the Sacramento Kings, selecting second overall.
Dave Joerger, Sacramento’s head coach and formerly of the Grizzlies, alongside the King’s Front Office, will greatly impact which direction Memphis will head on Draft Night. The Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies have been linked to many of the same prospects, including Luka Doncic, Michael Porter Jr., Marvin Bagley III, and more. While neither team could likely do wrong by drafting any of these names, they cannot select the same guy. Something must give, and the ball lies in the Kings’ court.
To gain Sacramento Kings-based insight, Beale Street Bears has connected with FanSided’s Kings news hub. Be sure to give Tyler Watts and A Royal Pain a follow on social media in addition to reading their expert NBA Draft perspectives within the following slides.