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With less than 48 hours to go until the 2011 NBA Draft, could the trade winds be picking up for the Sacramento Kings? We caught up last night with Kings beat writer Jason Jones to get his sense of what direction the Kings might take before the draft takes place Thursday.Highlights
- Jones on the Tony Parker trade rumor: "I know Tony Parker's not Chris Paul. But Tony Parker's still pretty good. And I'm thinking that (seven for Parker straight-up) may just be the starting point. But you have to assume that they're going to want to try to get a little more out of a deal than just the seventh pick, (and) who knows what that might be."
- And Raymond Felton: "People forget that when the New York Knicks were playing good earlier this year, Raymond Felton is being talked about as being an All-Star in the east. And he was playing some really good basketball and even when he got to Denver in the trade, I still felt like Raymond played well. He was coming off the bench, you know from starting to (becoming a) reserve, I thought he still played well."
- Alec Burks: genuine interest or smokescreen?
- Some discussion on his piece from Sunday's Bee about Hassan Whiteside.
With draft season winding down, the another group of six came in Monday to show the Kings brass what they have to offer. Highlighting the group was a Matt Howard of the two time runner-up Butler Bulldogs and David Lighty of Ohio State. For the first time this draft season, all six players were seniors, which certainly helped the structured level of competition on the floor. Joining Howard and Lighty were guards D.J. Gay and Corey Fisher, swingman Gilbert Brown and the long armed Papa Dia.Videos and analysis after the jump.... More
Cavs The Blog #2 – Derrick Williams, Minnesota Timberwolves – A Wolf Among Wolves #3 – Brandon Knight, Utah Jazz – Salt City Hoops #4 – Jonas Valanciunas, Cleveland Cavaliers – Cavs The Blog #5 – Kemba Walker, Toronto Raptors – Raptors Republic #6 – Enes Kanter, Washington Wizards – Truth About It With the 7th pick in the 2011 TrueHoop Network Mock Draft, the Sacramento Kings select Kawhi Leonard from San Diego State University.There are two pressing needs with the Sacramento Kings. They need a backcourt mate to pair with the Reke-Thornton combination and they need someone who can play some stellar, asphyxiation–inducing defense. The three most likely candidates to fill one of these needs are Kemba Walker, Jimmer Fredette and Kawhi Leonard. With Kemba off the board to Toronto in this scenario, we’re left with Jimmer against Kawhi – just like we saw in the Mountain West Conference last season. ... More
- Bringing us an inside-perspective of the draft process for the Sacramento Kings is Director of Player Personnel and long-time color analyst, Jerry Reynolds.Highlights
- Jerry shares his take on scouting today versus 20-plus years ago.
- On Brandon Knight, Kemba Walker and Jimmer Fredette: "I think they're all good prospects. I don't think any of them will fail in the NBA. Now, are they the best prospects? I'm not going to get into that. But I think they certainly all perform well."
- On the possibility of trading out of the pick: "I will say this, I don't see much interest in moving up, so to speak, considering this draft. I think it'd be more likely to even move down. But probably neither."