When the Sacramento Kings were ‘awarded’ (and I’ll use that term loosely) the No. 8 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, many fans suggested the team needed to move the selection. It was a sentiment that was quickly echoed by pundits and analysts who suggested the Kings were already shopping the pick much to the delight of many.
Talk of a potential trade began to quiet however as multiple teams holding a lottery pick were said to be interested in moving their selection as well, including the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, both of whom pick immediately before Sacramento.
To many, that seemingly reduced the value of the said pick but according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times, the Sacramento Kings are still among the most the most receptive teams in the lotto to trade their pick.
Of the lottery teams, Lakers and Kings seem most receptive to making a deal.
— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) June 17, 2014
As has been stated over and over, the Kings very well may not be interested in waiting two or three seasons for a young talent to develop and if they can secure themselves a solid veteran who can help expedite a return to the postseason, that may be a decision the team needs to make.
It should be noted, Chad Ford of ESPN (yes, yes, I know) responded to a fan question during his weekly chat and hinted there was a ‘lot’ of interest around the league in oft-troubled Bucks star Larry Sanders and that the Bucks were looking to add an additional lotto pick. Sanders of course has been desired by many Kings fans and the fact that Woelfel, a Wisconsin based reporter suggests the Kings as a team looking to move their lottery pick is a little interesting, though, there doesn’t appear to be a direction connection between the two as of now.