Jul 1, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings head coach Michael Malone, general manager Pete D Alessandro and majority owner Vivek Ranadive during a press conference at the Sleep Train Arena press room. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings GM 'looking at everything' regarding NBA draft


The Sacramento Kings haven’t hidden their openness regarding the desire to move out of the eighth selection in the 2014 NBA Draft, but general manager Pete D’Alessandro says he’s okay with the position too if the Kings do decide to keep their No. 8 pick.

After all, he’s not overly thrilled with the talent he expects to be available with the 4th, 5th and 6th selections as he told Shlomo Sprung.

“I was actually thinking we like that 1-2-3, 7-8-9 range. I like those two zones. And so I feel good about where we stand today,” D’Alessandro told SheridanHoops. “Obviously we’d like to be in the top three, that goes without saying, but I still feel really good about where we are.”

D’Alessandro suggested that ‘somebody’ will get to the Kings and the price tag to move up just a few spots likely isn’t worth the talent available.

In addition, the Kings general manager also stated that he and the organization are currently looking at the importance of moving up or if it’s better to move down or possibly completely out of the draft.

Clearly the Kings seem rather fluid in what they plan to do with the pick, though if moving the pick does become an option they may have competition as the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz (who all select before the Kings) have been rumored to be interested in trading down as well.

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