Reports: Kings have met with Doug McDermott and Nik Stauskas

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Kings haven't really held a high profile workout since a couple weeks ago when they brought in Marcus Smart, Tyler Ennis, Noah Vonleh and Elfrid Payton on the same day.  They also had a meeting of sorts with Aaron Gordon later that same day.

Sacramento's most recent workout on Friday was supposed to feature Rodney Hood until he backed out, with reports saying they would like to reschedule it if possible.

The Kings haven't yet announced another workout, but a little bit of news trickled out yesterday which I noticed first at Cowbell Kingdom: The Kings have spent the last two days in Chicago where they met with both Doug McDermott and Nik Stauskas.  DraftExpress currently has McDermott going to the Kings at 8 in their latest mock draft.

McDermott and Stauskas are the two best shooters in the draft, both having shot over 44% from beyond the arc on over 200 attempts last year.  In 6 combined seasons, neither player ever shot below 40% from three.  Sacramento, of course, was one of the worst shooting teams (27th in 3P%) in the league.

On the other end of the court though, McDermott and Stauskas aren't nearly as good however and would not solve Sacramento's myriad of defensive issues.

With these meetings out of the way, the only other big names (aside from the "Big 3" of Embiid, Wiggins and Parker who the Kings have no chance of drafting) that we haven't really seen connected to the Kings in terms of meetings or workouts include Dante Exum (a reach to drop to 8), Julius Randle, Dario Saric, Jusuf Nurkic, and Gary Harris.  Of course, that doesn't mean the Kings wouldn't draft a player they hadn't worked out.  If you'll remember, Ben McLemore never came to Sacramento for a workout last year.

Draft day is just over a week away so if the Kings do hold more draft workouts there probably won't be too many more.

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