2020 NBA Draft: Sacramento Kings Big Board

James Wiseman (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
James Wiseman (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) /
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Obi Toppin (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Obi Toppin (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

#4. James Wiseman – C – Memphis

James Wiseman was considered to be the consensus top overall pick at the beginning of the college season, though his stock changed when his eligibility did. His inability to showcase his skills throughout the season may have put a damper on the hype that surrounded him while many of the prospects around him flourished.

If the Kings selected Wiseman, it would be a best player available scenario. Okongwu is shorter in stature, and his ability to play two positions is something that Sacramento would covet. Wiseman,  on the other hand, is stuck playing the center position and would likely cause rotation issues with Richaun Holmes and Marvin Bagley. Perhaps a selection of Wiseman would signify the end of the Bagley project in Sacramento.

#5. Obi Toppin – PF – Dayton

Obi Toppin was the breakout player of the year during the last college season and went on to win the National College Player of the Year. The reason that he is not any higher on our list is due to his  shortcomings on the defensive end. If the Kings are to commit to another forward on the roster, he’d better come with some kind of defensive presence. They can’t have someone who struggles on defense backing up Nemanja Bjelica or even playing alongside him.

As one of the hottest commodities in this year’s class, don’t expect Toppin to fall anywhere near the end of the lottery. And even if the Kings shot up the draft board in the lottery, Toppin might not even be a good choice for them in the top-4.

#6. LaMelo Ball – PG – Illawarra

LeMelo Ball has been shooting up draft boards as of late, and has the highest stock of any point guard in this year’s class. He has incredible length and is an extremely gifted passer. He is a streaky shooter, but his touch is not one of the attributes that makes him a top prospect.

If the Kings are set at any position, it is point guard. But if Ball is still on the board when the Kings pick, then they’d be wise to at least take a look and evaluate his potential as a backup or even to play in the off-guard spot. Drafting the youngest of the Ball brothers wouldn’t exactly fit in to Sacramento’s immediate plans, but he is talented enough to take a chance on and see where it can lead them.