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Sacramento Kings trade 8th pick to Phoenix for Bogdan Bogdanovic, 13th pick and 28th pick

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The Sacramento Kings have traded the 8th pick in the draft to the Phoenix Suns for the rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic, the 13th pick and the 28th pick.  The Kings selected Sacramento's own Marquese Chriss for the Suns.  Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical was first to report.

Bogdan Bogdanavic was the 27th pick of the 2014 NBA draft and will not likely be coming to the NBA this year. He's a 23 year old Serbian Shooting Guard who averaged 11.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in Europe last year.  According to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic, Bogdanovic plans to play in Turkey for one more season and come over for the 2017-18 season, when he can negotiate a contract that isn't bound to the NBA's rookie scale.  Sacramento will also have a chance to draft someone at 13 that they probably liked at 8 anyway, like Domantas Sabonis or Wade Baldwin.

The addition of the 28th pick is interesting. I can't imagine the Kings will be keeping three rookies, so I wonder if more trades are on the way.

The Kings also have the 22nd pick in the draft, thanks to today's earlier trade of Marco Belinelli to Charlotte.


It appears the Kings are also getting a 2020 second round pick from the Suns as well. Neat.