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2016 NBA Draft: Big pre-draft trades could affect the Kings

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The last few drafts have been a little disappointing in terms of movement but things are already shaping up to be wild before tomorrow and the shake ups could send repercussions throughout the draft and later in Free Agency.

The Jazz, Hawks and Pacers kicked things off today with a deal that sent George Hill to Utah, Jeff Teague to Indiana and the #12 pick in the draft to Atlanta.  Now the Hawks are reportedly shopping the #12 and 21 picks as well.  That could be a decent return for the #8 pick in the draft if the Kings aren't enamored with anyone at #8.  Guys like Wade Baldwin, Denzel Valentine, Demetrius Jackson, Timothé Luwawu, Furkan Korkmaz and Domantas Sabonis might be available at either the 12 or 21.  Would it be better for the Kings to try to grab two young assets than bank on one?

The Bulls and Knicks then joined in on the fun by sending Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 2nd round pick to New York for Jose Calderon, Jerian Grant and Robin Lopez.  This one doesn't really have any draft repercussions, but the Knicks were rumored to be heavily interested in Kings free agent Rajon Rondo, and now that interest is likely gone with the acquisition of Rose.  If the Knicks were going to be big suitors of Rondo and now they're gone, does that mean the Kings now have a higher chance of retaining him? I'm still doubtful that he returns, but I was expecting the Knicks to throw a hefty offer.  Maybe Chicago takes their place now since they need a Point Guard.

It's shaping up to be a wild draft day if these early trades are any indication.  It remains to be seen if the Kings are going to get involved on any of the action.