NBA Rumors: Kings Trade No. 10 Draft Pick To Blazers For Nos. 15, 20


Jun 22, 2017

UPDATE (9:02 p.m. ET): The Sacramento Kings picked up an extra first-round pick Thursday night at the 2017 NBA Draft by moving down from No. 10 in a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Sacramento Kings are the only team with two picks in the top 10 of Thursday’s 2017 NBA Draft, but that might not be the case for the whole night.

Sam Amick of USA TODAY reported Thursday that the Kings are willing to give up their No. 10 pick.

The Kings need a point guard, as that position is their most glaring roster weakness. As many as five point guards could be taken in the top 10, too. North Carolina State’s Dennis Smith Jr. and French prospect Frank Ntilikina could fall to No. 10, but the Kings also could take Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox at No. 5.

If Sacramento takes a point guard with the fifth pick, trading 10 for more picks — or picks and a player — might be beneficial for their rebuild.

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