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Pre-Draft Workouts - **Final Update**

The following is a comprehensive listing of pre-draft workouts for the Kings.  Please stick with me as I’ll provide a few observations as well…

Notable Prospects that have worked out for the Kings, in Sacramento:

DeJuan Blair, F, Pittsburgh
Derrick Brown, F, Xavier (Viewed in Oakland and New Jersey also)
Nick Calathes, G, Florida (Twice in Sacramento; Viewed in New Jersey also)
DeMarre Carroll, F, Missouri (Viewed in New Jersey also)
Omri Casspi, F, Maccabi Elite (Interviewed in Chicago; Viewed in New Jersey also)
Earl Clark, F, Louisville (Interviewed in Chicago)
Darren Collison, G, UCLA (Interviewed in Chicago; viewed in Oakland and New Jersey also)
Stephen Curry, G, Davidson
DeMar DeRozan, G, USC (Interviewed in Chicago)
Toney Douglas, G, Florida St.
Wayne Ellington, G, North Carolina (Viewed in Santa Monica also)
Tyreke Evans, G, Memphis (Twice in Sacramento; Interviewed in Chicago)
Jonny Flynn, G, Syracuse (Twice in Sacramento; Interviewed in Chicago)
James Harden, G, Arizona State (Interviewed in Chicago)
Josh Heytvelt, F/C, Gonzaga (Viewed in New Jersey also)
Jrue Holiday, G, UCLA (Twice in Sacramento)
Brandon Jennings, G, Lottomatica Roma
James Johnson, F, Wake Forest (Viewed in Santa Monica also)
Jerel McNeal, G, Marquette (Interviewed in Chicago)
Patrick Mills, G, St. Mary’s (Viewed in Oakland; attended Reebok Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy)
A.J. Price, G, Connecticut
Ricky Rubio, G, DKV Joventut (Twice in Sacramento - no workout on first visit; Also viewed in Spain by Geoff Petrie) 
Jermaine Taylor, G, Central Florida
Marcus Thornton, G, LSU (Viewed in Oakland also)
Terrence Williams, G, Louisville (Interviewed in Chicago; viewed in Oakland also)
Sam Young, G, Pittsburgh (Viewed in Oakland also)

(Also worked out in Sacramento: AJ Abrams, Jeff Adrien, Aron Baynes, John Bryant, Dionte Christmas, Robert Dozier, Brandon Ewing, Levance Fields, Tony Gaffney, Lester Hudson, Aaron Jackson, Damion James (withdrew), Marcus Landry, Gani Lawal (withdrew), Chris Lowe, Leo Lyons, Kyle McAlarney, Ahmad Nivins, Tyrese Rice, Tyler Smith (withdrew), Goran Suton, Jerome Tillman, Tremaine Townsend, Robert Vaden, Greivis Vasquez and Ben Woodside.)

The following worked out for Kings representatives in New Jersey on June 12th-14th: Connor Atchley, Jimmy Baron, Patrick Beverley, Derrick Brown, Chase Budinger, Nick Calathes, DeMarre Carroll, Omri Casspi, Dionte Christmas, Darren Collison, Lee Cummard, Austin Daye,  Paul Delaney, Wayne Ellington, Taj Gibson, Danny Green, Taylor Griffin, Luke Harangody, Paul Harris, Josh Heytvelt, Lester Hudson, Joe Ingles, Gani Lawal, Eric Maynor, Wes Matthews, Jack McLinton, Luke Nevill, Ahmed Nivins, Jeremy Pargo, Josh Shipp, DaJuan Summers, Jermaine Taylor, Jeff Teague, Ryan Toolson, Greivis Vasquez and Luke Zeller.

The following also worked out for Kings representatives in Oakland on June 1st and 2nd: Derrick Brown, Chase Budinger, Omri Casspi, Dionte Christmas, Darren Collison, Austin Daye, Taj Gibson, Daniel Hackett, Tyler Hansbrough, Luke Harangody, Joe Ingles, Damion James, Gani Lawal, Ater Majok, Eric Maynor, Patty Mills, BJ Mullens, Luke Nevill, Jeff Teague, Marcus Thornton, Terrence Williams and Sam Young.

The following also worked out for Kings representatives in Santa Monica on May 22nd: Ryan Ayers, Wayne Ellington, Gerald Henderson, Aaron Jackson, James Johnson, K.C. Rivers, Josh Shipp and DaJuan Summers.

 

Notable prospects that have NOT worked out for the Kings in Sacramento:

Rodrigue Beaubois, G, Cholet International (Attended Reebok Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy)
Patrick Beverley, G, Dnipro International (Attended Reebok Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy; Viewed in New Jersey)
Chase Budinger, F, Arizona (Viewed in Oakland and New Jersey)
Victor Claver, F, Pamesa Valencia
Austin Daye, F, Gonzaga (Viewed in Oakland and New Jersey)
Taj Gibson, F, USC (Viewed in Oakland and New Jersey)
Danny Green, G/F, North Carolina (Viewed in New Jersey)
Blake Griffin, F, Oklahoma (Interviewed in Chicago)
Tyler Hansbrough, F, North Carolina (Viewed in Oakland)
Gerald Henderson, G, Duke (Viewed in Santa Monica)
Jordan Hill, F, Arizona (Interviewed in Chicago)
Jonas Jerebko, F, Angelico Biella (Attended Reebok Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy)
Ty Lawson, G, North Carolina (Interviewed in Chicago)
Sergio Llull, G, Real Madrid
Eric Maynor, G, Virginia Commonwealth (Interviewed in Chicago)
Jack McClinton, G, Miami (Viewed in New Jersey)
B.J. Mullens, C, Ohio State
Jeff Pendergraph, F/C, Arizona State
DaJuan Summers, F, Georgetown (Viewed in Santa Monica and New Jersey)
Jeff Teague, G, Wake Forest (Interviewed in Chicago; viewed in Oakland and New Jersey)
Hasheem Thabeet, C, Connecticut (Interviewed in Chicago)

Observations:

The only players to have come to Sacramento more than once are the following: Nick Calathes, Tyreke Evans, Jonny Flynn, Jrue Holiday and Ricky Rubio.  Calathes is an option at No. 23 and possibly No. 31. The rest are all certain lottery selections.  Rubio's first visit consisted of a physical but no actual workout/drills.

The only potential centers to have worked out for the Kings are Josh Heytvelt and John Bryant.  Heytvelt was also viewed in New Jersey.

Clearly, the Kings are highly unlikely to select a player that has not worked out for them in Sacramento.  This would exclude the following, among others, from consideration: Rodrigue Beaubois, Chase Budinger, Victor Claver, Austin Daye, Danny Green, Tyler Hansbrough, Gerald Henderson, Jordan Hill, Ty Lawson, Eric Maynor, B.J. Mullens, Jeff Teague and Hasheem Thabeet. **Update** - Chad Ford's most recent mock had Daye going to the Kings at No. 23...further confirming that he has no idea what is going to happen Thursday evening from Sacramento's perspective.

Projections based on these findings:

Barring any draft-day transactions, the most likely candidates to be selected at No. 4 include: Curry, Evans, Flynn, Holiday and Rubio.  Rubio, Evans and Flynn seem to be the highest on the Kings' draft board of these players.  For what it’s worth, my current opinion is: Rubio>Flynn>Evans>Curry>Holiday.

Again, barring trades, among the most likely candidates to be selected at No. 23 include: Derrick Brown, Nick Calathes, Omri Casspi, Wayne Ellington, Patrick Mills and Sam Young.  Of just these my outlook is thus: Casspi>Calathes>Mills>Brown>Young>Ellington.

Finally, some of the most possible selections at No. 31 are: Darren Collison, Toney Douglas, Josh Heytvelt, Jermaine Taylor and Marcus Thornton.  Add these to the mix and my ranking right now would be:
Calathes>Brown>Heytvelt>Young>Ellington>Thornton>Collison>Taylor>Douglas.

With the recent development of Minnesota acquiring the No. 5 pick from Washington, and a possible scenario of Minnesota somehow moving up to No. 2, perhaps the odds of Rubio falling to No. 4 are not as high.  Nevertheless, my (current) official prediction is: 4) Ricky Rubio, 23) Nick Calathes, and 31) Derrick Brown.  If Rubio were to be selected second by the Grizzlies (for Minnesota) or Thunder, I'd be in the Jonny Flynn camp at No. 4.

I have been thrilled with the organization’s willingness to provide so much information regarding these workouts.  I look forward to Thursday and the anticipation building as the draft draws ever closer. **Update** - The anticipation is killing me.

 

(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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