After a series of trades (both this year and past), the Sacramento Kings are without a second round draft pick.
That’s a problem in a relatively stocked draft that features a handful of players who could fall into the second round who could make an impact in the NBA. Because of that, general manager Pete D’Alessandro has reached out to teams who own a second round pick, this according to Jonathan Santiago.
Second round picks are usually available for nothing more than a cash grab, so if a team wants to buy one, there is usually a handful of teams lining up to provide their pick for some cash (something Kings fans are rather familiar with *cough* Maloofs *cough).
Often times second round picks don’t exchange hands until the day of the draft, so while the Kings may be looking to acquire an additional pick, such a deal may not go down until the middle of the draft. Sacramento certainly doesn’t want to get stuck paying for a draft pick they’re not interested in using.