2013 NBA Draft: Trey Burke visits the Kings

Andy Lyons

The Michigan guard stops in to work out for Sacramento.

Trey Burke, the Michigan point guard who expects to be picked in the top 10 of the 2013 NBA Draft, will visit the Sacramento Kings for a workout on Friday, the team has announced. The Kings pick at No. 7; it's a mystery as to whether Burke will be on the board or not. Among teams picking ahead of the Kings, only one -- the Magic -- really needs a young point guard. But others (the Pelicans, Bobcats, Suns) may be convinced to take him if they feel he's a game-changer.

The Kings have a starting-level point guard in Isaiah Thomas, but you'd expect a top-10 pick to be better than "starting-level," so that's where the Burke interest comes into play. (Also, this is why the Kings took Thomas Robinson in 2012 despite having Jason Thompson.) As there are relatively few small forwards expected to be in the Kings' range, point guard may be the default "position of need."

The 20-year-old Burke averaged 19 and 7 and won the Wooden Award. Check out his SB Nation scouting report.

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