From all accounts, Weber State’s Damian Lillard was absolute money during his workout with the Sacramento Kings this past week, so much so that multiple outlets are reporting the Kings have shown strong interest in the perceived best point guard in the draft.
The fit isn’t exactly pure, but according to Hoopsworld’s editor, Steve Kyler, the Kings don’t seem to mind as they continue to show interest in what should be the drafts first point off the big board:
Hearing Damian Lillard crushed in Sacramento, and while they need another guard like a hole in the head, they are strongly considering him
For all of the apparent love though, the Kings very well could be blowing smoke.
With today’s earlier trade between the Washington Wizards and New Orleans Hornets, the Wizards have all but put themselves in a position to draft Bradley Beal with the third selection in the 2012 NBA draft. Doing so would cause either Thomas Robinson or Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to drop to at least fourth, but given the assumed desires of the Cleveland Cavaliers who have shown immense interest in Harrison Barnes, either Robinson or Gilchrist could drop to the Kings at number five.
It’s a tangled web that will hopefully get a bit more clear as the draft nears next week, but for now, the speculation is all over the map.