Just a few days earlier, Kings fans were surprised by a reported interest in Murray State point guard Cameron Payne. Today, we might begin wondering if Payne will even be on the board when the Kings pick sixth. Payne is now reportedly going to be working out for the Lakers, who own the second pick, and the Knicks, who pick fourth.
Rising lottery pick Cameron Payne, a Murray State PG, has upcoming workouts scheduled with Lakers (2nd pick) & Knicks (4th), a source says.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 6, 2015
It doesn't stop there. Payne is starting to receive direct comparisons to D'Angelo Russell.
Russell is special, but Cameron Payne is in the same class when it comes to playmaking.— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) June 6, 2015
There's been speculation that Payne could be this year's version of Damian Lillard, a small school point guard who rises up draft boards in just a short time. These predictions seem to be coming true. One thing is clear, Payne is no longer a longshot possibility if he's available at six.