Sacramento Kings Need Help Making Draft Pick, Will Try Crowdsourcing


Pete D'alessandroThe Sacramento Kings are turning to their fans for a little help with the NBA draft.

Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro announced that the team will look for analysis on players from the public and eventually will select two people to be in their draft room on June 26.

“This may not get us all the answers, but it may help us think of the right questions to ask,” D’Alessandro told “We’re still going to be using traditional draft methods, traditional scouting and our own analytics. We’re looking to combine all the creative things as we look for a way to bring the answer in.”

The team launched a website where would-be analysts can rank draft prospects and offer their methodologies. D’Alessandro and his staff will select an advisory council from the submissions and will consult with it during the draft process. Ultimately, the team will select two analysts to assist with the pick on draft day.

Sacramento has the seventh-best odds of winning the May 20 draft lottery.

Photo via Twitter/@SacramentoKings

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