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The 2024 draft plans for the Sacramento Kings – NBA Scouting Live

June 14, 2024

Through Alan Lu

After having a pleasantly surprising year last season, the Sacramento Kings came back down to earth as they still won a handful of games and had good seasons with Domantas Sabonis and De’Aaron Fox as their star players, but despite winning 46 matches. regular season games and posted a winning record, the Kings ultimately missed the playoffs due to the competitive Western Conference.

The Kings still have a solid group of players around Sabonis and Fox, such as Keegan Murray, Kevin Huerter, Malik Monk and Harrison Barnes, to name a few. Head coach Mike Brown returns, but the Kings will have to continue to add depth, and they will have to get their offense back to become the powerful, formidable force it was last year.

The Sacramento Kings could be primed for a solid bounce-back season next year.
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Since they have the 13th overall pick, they could look at wingers who can spread the floor and defend downfield. On the other hand, if they have the opportunity to bring high upside potential to the board, they might consider taking one, especially if that player could help them significantly in the future. Even at 45, there are a whole host of talented wingers who could be selected in that spot, and there are also other potential players who could be good choices in that spot.

So this is what I did for the Sacramento Kings in the ESPN 2024 NBA Mock Draft Simulator.

Test simulation #1 (ignore pick #48, because San Antonio actually has #48):

A mock draft board for the Sacramento Kings.  First test simulation.  Image courtesy of Fanspo.
A mock draft board for the Sacramento Kings. First test simulation. Image courtesy of Fanspo.

Test simulation #2 (ignore pick #48, because San Antonio actually has #48):

A mock draft board for the Sacramento Kings.  Second test drive.  Image courtesy of Fanspo.
A mock draft board for the Sacramento Kings. Second test drive. Image courtesy of Fanspo.

Test simulation #3 (ignore pick #48, because San Antonio actually has #48):

A mock draft board for the Sacramento Kings.  Third test simulation.  Image courtesy of Fanspo.
A mock draft board for the Sacramento Kings. Third test simulation. Image courtesy of Fanspo.

Ja’Kobe Walter would be a good fit as he is an athletic swingman who can shoot and score the basketball and has solid handles, and his offensive skills would complement the games of Fox and Sabonis well. Holland would be a very good choice because he is a very athletic, energetic swingman who excels as a shot maker and defender, and he has a tremendous amount of upside, but will need to continue to improve his jump shot. Tristan Da Silva is a tall, skilled combo forward who would fit well in a 3 and D role and fit well into their team system. There are also other interesting prospects the Kings could select at 13 years old. At age 45, there may be a slew of solid options to choose from.

One more note: the Kings don’t actually have the 48th overall pick, as that pick is actually owned by San Antonio at the moment. For some reason, ESPN’s NBA Mock Draft Simulator had given Sacramento that pick in their sim engine, when in real life the Spurs actually had the 48th pick.

Other notes:

Jerry West was one of the best players to ever play the game, and was also one of the best executives in NBA history.
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The icon of Los Angeles Lakers, Jerry West passed away two days ago, a basketball player, icon, head coach and Hall of Fame executive who contributed significantly to the game for decades. He was the inspiration for the NBA logo. Rest in peace, Jerry West.

Moreover, the 2024 NBA Draft will be held on June 26 and 27 this year. It will be interesting to see what happens on draft night. Thank you for reading.