The Kings haven't really been in any discussions or rumors to date to move up in the draft. Everything we've heard was about the possibility of them moving down. Now however, Adrian Wojnarowski reports something different:
Sacramento has been aggressive in trying to move up from seventh in the draft, league sources tell Y! Likely target: Ben McLemore.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 27, 2013
McLemore has been rumored to go anywhere from 2 to 6, as reports of poor workouts and a troubling off-court situation have seemingly lowered his draft stock. Still, he's an intriguing talent, as he's both one of the better athletes and better shooters in this year's draft. He'd also give the Kings a great player at SG if Tyreke Evans is not retained.
I'm unsure what exactly it would take for the Kings to move up from the 7 spot to get someone like McLemore. There may even be a tiny possibility McLemore would drop down to 7 (I highly doubt it).
The draft begins in just a few hours. Get excited.
Sam Amick and James Ham are both hearing rumblings of the Kings doing something big.
Kings have had one conversation about moving up, with Phoenix at No. 5. As Yahoo! reported, they are indeed targeting Ben McLemore.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) June 27, 2013
I am hearing strong indications that the Kings are trying to shake things up. It's going to be a wild afternoon.— James Ham (@James_Ham) June 27, 2013