Caught up with Tyreke Evans a few hours ago, who's back in Sacramento hosting a free basketball camp with the Positive Coaching Alliance and VSP the next two days for underprivileged kids in the area. And with the draft just minutes away, Evans shared some of his thoughts.
He was however unable to comment on the blockbuster trade the Kings reportedly made this afternoon. The Kings guard hadn't yet received official word that the trade was a done deal from the team yet.... 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."
- On Leonard: "The personality and the life story, that's part of why he's moving up the board because he's got an ego in a sense that he's confident about himself, but he's not a young guy that's going to come in saying that 'man I can't wait to get my 12, 13 shots.' He just wants to fit in, work hard and be a good NBA player."
- On Kings scouting: "I was told that three different members - Geoff Petrie, Wayne Cooper & Shareef Abdur-Rahim I think it was, had all made separate trips to see Jan Vesley, which I think tells you something (about their interest). But there's similar stories about Kawhi."
- And as far as Brandon Knight working out against JimmerFredette & Kemba Walker before next Thursday? Sam doesn't see it happening
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4mIBKFNkPUToday is day number one for draft prospects to start coming through Sacramento. Things have been relatively quiet so far this draft season, with most teams taking part in multi-team, multi-player workouts put on by host teams around the country. Brandon Knight is the Kings' first visitor, coming to Sacramento to take part in a battery of tests and drills with the team's front office brass before being thrown to the media wolves. The freshman out of Kentucky is considered one of the top point guard prospects in this year's NBA draft and is drawing attention all the way from spot #3 to pick #7, where the Kings sit anxiously waiting. Knight measured well at the NBA combine, showing good height, leaping ability and quickness to go with a very nice wingspan. ... More
|Player||Height (No Shoes)||Height (With Shoes)||Wingspan||Weight|
|Jimmer Fredette||6 ft 0.75 in||6 ft 2.5 in||6 ft 4.5 in||196 lbs.|
|Derrick Williams||6 ft 7.25 in||6 ft 8.75 in||7 ft 1.5||248 lbs|
|Kawhi Leonard||6 ft 6 in||6 ft 7 in||7 ft 3 in||227 lbs|
|Brandon Knight||6 ft 1.5 in||6 ft 3 in||6 ft 6.75 in||177 lbs.|
|Kyle Singler||6 ft 7.5 in||6 ft 8.5 in||6 ft 10 in||228 lbs.|
|Marshon Brooks||6 ft 4.25 in||6 ft 5.25 in||7 ft 1 in||195 lbs.|
|Norris Cole||6 ft 0.25 in||6 ft 1.75 in||6 ft 2.25 in||174 lbs.|
|Nolan Smith||6 ft 1.5 in||6 ft 3.5 in||6 ft 5.5 in||188 lbs.|
|Alec Burks||6 ft 5 in||6 ft 6 in||6 ft 10 in||193 lbs.|
|JaJuan Johnson||6 ft 9 in||6 ft 10 in||7 ft 2 in||220 lbs.|
|Cory Joseph||6 ft 2 in||6 ft 3.25 in||6 ft 5.5 in||186 lbs.|
|Tristan Thompson||6 ft 7.5 in||6 ft 8.75 in||7 ft 1.25 in||227.4 lbs.|
- Lightest player: Norris Cole of Cleveland State
- Biggest hands (length): Kawhi Leonard of San Diego State and Greg Smith of Fresno State (9.8 in)
- The projected top two picks have body fat above 10 percent. Derrick Williams of Arizona was at 10.8 and Kyrie Irving of Duke was at 10.2 percent.