As the league gears up for the upcoming NBA Draft, the Sacramento Kings hosted a workout Monday that saw three prospects train.
While there is still much speculation around free agency and uncertainty on whether EuroLeague MVP Sasha Vezenkov will join the Kings this summer, the Kings still have three draft picks regardless of any off-season drama. Here is a look into the three incoming rookies and their potential impact on the Kings.
Jalen Wilson, F, Kansas
6-foot-8 forward Jalen Wilson was one of the headliners during Monday’s workout. Wilson had a fantastic year at Kansas, averaging 20.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists. While he was not necessarily the star of the team due to a standout year from freshman Gradey Dick, Wilson made excellent improvements from his previous year at Kansas.
Wilson is 22 years old and will be 23 for most of the 2023-24 season, but this should not deter the Kings from taking a good look at him. He has the explosiveness to blow by defenders and get to the basket and is crafty enough to create his own shot. While he may be older, he has proven that he can play and could be a good backup forward if available.
He is someone the Kings should have their eye on if he is available in the second round.