Sacramento Kings to audition prospects worthy of second-round pick tomorrow

On the heels of hiring a new general manager, the Sacramento Kings will take a look at six prospects in a pre-draft workout tomorrow.  The players trying out Tuesday will likely get consideration with the Kings’ second-round pick.

Of the group working out tomorrow, Lorenzo Brown and Deshaun Thomas are the only players tabbed as possible selections in next week’s draft.  In Draft Express’ latest mock, Brown is projected to go 41st overall while Thomas is ranked 48th.

Below are the list of prospects.

C.J. Aiken

  • Age: 22
  • Position: Forward
  • College: Saint Joseph’s
  • Height: 6-9
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: 87
  • Quick Breakdown: Explosive, athletic wing.  Also a good shot blocker for his position.  Must get stronger and improve his jump shot.

Lorenzo Brown

 

  • Age: 22
  • Position: Guard
  • College: North Carolina State)
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 189 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: 41
  • Quick Breakdown: Great size for the lead guard position, good ball handler, solid playmaker and is quick.  Must get stronger, improve his jumper and get better at finishing around the rim.

Will Clyburn

  • Age: 23
  • Position: Guard/Forward
  • College: Iowa State
  • Height: 6-7
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: 76
  • Quick Breakdown: Versatile player who can play both the shooting guard and small forward positions.  Very good rebounder.  Must play more consistently in all facets of his game, particularly his jump shot.

Robert Covington

  • Age: 22
  • Position: Forward
  • College: Tennessee State
  • Height: 6-7
  • Weight: 209 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: 74
  • Quick Breakdown: Has length (7-2 wingspan), is a good shooter and rebounder.  However, coming off of a knee injury and is a bit of a tweener.

Nurideen Lindsey

  • Age: 22
  • Position: Guard
  • College: Rider
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: Unranked
  • Quick Breakdown: Quick, athletic leaper and has knack for slashing to the rim.  Still developing as a point guard and must improve his jump shot.

Deshaun Thomas

  • Age: 21
  • Position: Forward
  • College: Ohio State
  • Height: 6-7
  • Weight: 220 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: 52
  • Quick Breakdown: Strong, athletic, versatile wing.  Can shoot the ball, score and rebound.  Questions about his work ethic and effort on defense.

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