A Royal Pain’s 2020 NBA Mock Draft 1.0: Who Will The Sacramento Kings Pick?

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Devin Vassell (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)
Devin Vassell (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images) /

84. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. #11. player. SG/SF. Florida State. Devin Vassell

The 2020 Draft was supposed to be one in which the Sacramento Kings would add a complimentary piece to their solid young core. Instead, our disappointing Kings find themselves with holes to fill and issues to address. Instead of being able to afford to draft a project prospect, they’ll now have to select someone who is ready to be a regular rotation player.

The Kings do still have a good amount of depth, but they could use some help out on the wing. Harrison Barnes is obviously slated to be the starting small forward, but behind him the situation is cloudy. Will Kent Bazemore be back next season? Will Justin James make any kind of leap? In order to put an end to the questions, Sacramento might have to use its first round pick to find a viable wing for the second unit.

While Okoro would have been ideal, it doesn’t yet look like he’ll be dropping out of the top ten. Another wing that the Kings could go after is Devin Vassell, a six foot seven sophomore from Florida State. He is a potential 3 & D guy which is something that Sacramento needs badly. Vassell can knock down threes at a high clip by shooting nearly 43 percent from deep on the year (at time of writing). He also uses his lanky frame to average 2.4 stocks (steals and blocks) per game, something that would be welcomed with open arms on the Kings second unit.

With this being a guard-heavy draft and the Kings essentially being set with their back court, there is possibility of the Kings trading back or out of this spot completely. They are not in a position to take on a whole bunch of money, but there could be a team willing to part with a cheap veteran that would help the Kings more than any player that drops out of the top ten of this year’s draft.