Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro, who spent last week in Chicago during the NBA’s annual Draft Combine has already stated that the front office is likely to look for the best player available assuming they keep their first round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
I say assuming because D’Alessandro brought up the idea of potentially moving down or completely out of the draft as well during his recent Reddit AMA.
However, if the Kings are to keep their pick, they’ll be looking for a handful of things including outside shooting, defense and even play making as D’Alessandro told former Sacramento Bee scribe Scott Howard-Cooper recently.
The interview with D’Alessandro, which can be seen here as it’s not embeddable, talks about Sacramento’s upcoming draft plans in addition to the in’s and out’s of the draft process for the Sacramento GM. In addition, D’Alessandro talks about Kings fans and praises them, not only for their understanding of the game, but for their patience with the front office.
Should be an interesting month or so as the Kings have already stated a desire to be aggressive come the draft.
We’ll find out exactly where the Kings selection spot will land as the NBA’s Draft Lottery will take place on May 20th.