Sacramento Kings 2018 NBA Draft grades: Each decision and overall

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BROOKLYN, NY – JUNE 21: Marvin Bagley III poses for a photo after being selected second overall by the Sacramento Kings at the 2018 NBA Draft on June 21, 2018 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Jon Lopez/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Sacramento Kings came into the 2018 NBA Draft with two picks but made one selection and one trade.  We cap the night by grading the Kings moves.

The Sacramento Kings had high hopes for the 2018 NBA Draft.  The Kings tied for the seventh-worst record in the league this season but moved up in the lottery to the second overall pick.  That in addition to a high second-round selection had fans pumped for the influx of new talent.

Most fans hoped the organization would draft a modern NBA team’s dream player in Luka Doncic at pick two and a quality rotation player in the second round.  Neither of those events took place, so let us take a look at what did happen.

The Kings decided to take former Duke big man Marvin Bagley III with the second overall pick.  Then in a surprising decision, the organization traded away their second-round selection for two future second-round selections.

The goal is to give those events of the draft night a grade and then the night as a whole.  It is worth mentioning that this grades will change rapidly over the next few seasons.  Sacramento’s first round pick will be held to the standard of being a superstar something that is difficult to attain.  The second round picks they traded for must turn into something, or that could be a failed move.  A lot of factors can change things.

Without further ado, let us jump right into it.

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