Trayce Jackson-Davis, F, Indiana
While positionally, the Kings may have other needs than a forward, Trayce Jackson-Davis is a powerhouse that cannot be Ignored. Standing 6-foot-9, TJD was named unanimously to the 2022-23 NCAA All-American first team, averaging a strong 20.9 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.9 blocks on 58.1% shooting.
What is holding Jackson-Davis back is his age. TJD is already 23 years old, which likely will force him into the second round. He is often critiqued for his lack of three-point shooting efficiency, but he shot 9-12 from deep at the combine.
Just like with Jalen Wilson, his age does not mean you should count him out. Lots of players can plateau at this stage, so a first-round pick may be risky for the Kings, but TJD has more than proved he can play. The Kings could use someone that they know is reliable instead of purely taking a chance on the development of a Freshman. TJD is a fantastic passer, has a great basketball IQ, and is a proven rim protector.
If he is available in the second round, this should be a no-brainer for the Kings.