A few weeks back, St. Johns star Moe Harkless had quite a few fans at the bottom of the first round, but his stock has been soaring more then Apple during an Iphone release. Now expected to go in the middle of the first round or even potentially at the end of the lotto in a best case scenario, the 6-8 small forward continues to gain interest from more and more teams, one of which is the Sacramento Kings.
According to Adam Zagoria of SNYtv, the Kings along with the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trailblazers have expressed interest in the rapidly rising talent:
Golden State, Portland and Sacramento showing heavy interest in former
#stjbb star Moe Harkless, source tells @SNYtv
What could be more telling past the Kings’ interest is the fact that they’re looking at a player who is projected to be drafted well below their fifth pick. While the Kings will undoubtedly wait to see who’s available come the fifth selection, if they’re not intrigued by the talent available to them, could a deal be in the works that would drop the Kings in the draft? Or, are the Kings looking at acquiring another first round pick in addition to #5? The latter seems unlikely given the gluten of youth already on the roster, not to mention the Maloofs lack of desire to add additional guaranteed first round money, but the fact interest is being shown to a mid-first rounder is certainly intriguing.