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Kings Will Visit Jan Vesely In New Jersey On Sunday

Chad Ford reports that the Sacramento Kings will be among the teams watching Czech forward Jan Vesely work out in New Jersey on Sunday. Vesely just recently completed his domestic league season (leading Partizan Belgrade to a championship days before last weekend's adidas Eurocamp; he had 18 points and five rebounds in the final) and didn't work out for teams in Treviso. This is said to be his only workout planned in the United States before next Thursday's NBA Draft.

The other teams to attend were reported by the Washington Post's Michael Lee on Thursday: the Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons. All of those teams except the Pistons pick ahead of the Kings, who have the No. 7 pick. The Wizards are definitely interested in a small forward or big man -- they have John Wall at the point. If the Cavaliers pick Kyrie Irving No. 1 overall as expected, they won't be looking guard at No. 4. The Jazz have been tied to guard Brandon Knight at No. 3, and most think the Raptors will go guard with either Knight or Kemba Walker. But it wouldn't be a surprise to see Vesely go anywhere from 3-8.

Vesely is a long, energetic wing; his DraftExpress 'best-case' comparison is Andrei Kirilenko. He struggles with his shot, though; the Kings will likely be looking for a consistent jumper on their visit.

Vesely will become the sixth legit prospect at No. 7 that the Kings have seen, following Knight, Walker, Jimmer Fredette, Bismack Biyombo and Kawhi Leonard (who works out in Sacramento today). There's a group workout in Sacramento on Monday, but the only known attendee is fringe prospect D.J. Gay out of San Diego State. Klay Thompson and Alec Burks will work out in Sacramento on Saturday, but neither would seem to be an option at No. 7.