Sacramento Kings schedule pre-draft workout with versatile forward

Maxwell Lewis, Pepperdine Waves. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
Maxwell Lewis, Pepperdine Waves. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports /

With the 2023 NBA Draft just ten days away, the Sacramento Kings are gearing up to select a difference-maker in the first round. Holding the 24th overall pick, the Kings will have a variety of options to choose from, but assumptions can be made that Sacramento will look to draft a wing.

Michael Sotto of Hoopshype has reported Maxwell Lewis has an upcoming pre-draft workout with the Sacramento Kings.

Maxwell Lewis, the forward out of Pepperdine, is a projected first-rounder and could fall to the Kings at the 24th pick. While most mock drafts have Lewis getting selected before the Kings would have a chance at him, it is always worth seeing what he can do in case he falls to Sacramento.

The 6’7″ wing out of the West Coast Conference is a versatile wing whose game can translate to 3-and-D in the NBA. With a 7’0″ wingspan Lewis has great length and an NBA-ready frame. The 20-year-old averaged 17.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in his sophomore season with 46/34/78 shooting splits.

While his level of competition in college raises some eyebrows, these pre-draft workouts are a chance for him to show his lack of competition does not affect his game. Maxwell Lewis has proven he is a fierce competitor and is ready to take on any challenge that comes his way.

Maxwell Lewis is certainly a prospect the Sacramento Kings need to keep an eye on. While he has small question marks surrounding his game, he is a high-floor, high-ceiling prospect. The wing can shoot the three exceptionally, and while he does not blow by his defenders with speed, he still manages to get to the rim and is an impressive finisher. He is good on the defensive end of the court, but that is still an aspect of his game that he would need to improve to become an elite 3-and-D threat.

The projected first-rounder has scheduled workouts with nine other confirmed teams, so we could see his stock either fall past the Kings or skyrocket for Sacramento to not get a chance at him.