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Kings Draft Central 2017: Rumors, News and More

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Your one stop shop for Kings news regarding the 2017 NBA Draft.

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Welcome to Kings Draft Central!

The idea behind this is extremely straightforward. We’re going to try and compile every little Kings draft note in one convenient location. From rumors, to workouts, to mock draft results, to scouting trips, all of that information leading up to the draft should be right here!

If I know one thing about draft coverage, it’s that you can find some of the most interesting notes in bizarre locations, so this is my one time plea that if you see something, anything that we may have missed here, drop it in the comments section below, or drop me a note on twitter and I’ll be sure to add it to the running list. Alright, here we go.

Mock Drafts :

  • Draft Express has the Kings taking De’Aaron Fox with the 5th pick, and Zach Collins with the 10th pick, and Mathias Lessort with the 34th pick. (Updated June 16th, 2017)
  • Chad Ford has the Kings taking Jayson Tatum with the 5th pick, and Frank Ntilikina with the 10th pick. (Updated June 16th, 2017)
  • SB Nation has the Kings taking Dennis Smith Jr. with the 5th pick, and Frank Ntilikina with the 10th pick. (Updated June 12th, 2017)
  • The Ringer has the Kings taking De’Aaron Fox with the 5th pick, and Lauri Markkanen. and Wesley Iwundu with the 10th pick. (Updated June 16th, 2017)
  • NBA.COM has the Kings taking De’Aaron Fox with the 5th pick, and Lauri Markkanen with the 10th pick. (Updated May 18th, 2017)
  • Sam Vecenie (Seth’s Draft House) has the Kings taking De’Aaron Fox with the #5 pick, Malik Monk with the #10 pick, and Caleb Swanigan with the 34th pick. (Updated June 16th, 2017)

Workout / Interviews:

  • Kings met with Markelle Fultz at the Chicago Combine, they were impressed.
  • Kings met with T.J. Leaf at the Chicago Combine, he had a lot of fun.
  • Kings met with Dillon Brooks at the Chicago Combine.
  • Kings met with Nigel Williams-Goss at the Chicago Combine.
  • Kings met with Monte Morris at the Chicago Combine.
  • Kings met with Tyler Dorsey at the Chicago Combine.
  • Kings met with Semi Ojeleye at the Chicago Combine.
  • Kings met with De’Aaron Fox at the Chicago Combine, and told him they are looking for a point guard of the future.
  • First Pre-Draft Workout: Wesley Iwundu (DX Rank #56), Brynton Lemar (DX Unranked), Landen Lucas (DX Unranked), Eric Mika (DX Rank #79), Naz Mitrou-Long (DX Unranked), Tai Webster (DX Unranked). (5/18/17)
  • Second Pre-Draft Workout: Jamel Artis (DX Unranked), JJ Frazier (DX Unranked), Luke Kornet (DX Rank #73), Mangok Mathiang (DX Unranked), Monte Morris (DX Rank #72), Corey Sanders (DX Unranked). (5/22/17). This is the Kings’ second look at Monte Morris after interviewing him at the combine.
  • Third Pre-Draft Workout: Justin Jackson (DX Rank #13), Frank Mason (DX Rank #44), Jordan Bell (DX Rank #32), Devin Robinson (DX Rank #48), Kyle Kuzma (DX Rank #42), London Perrantes (DX Unranked), James Blackmon (DX Rank #91), Moses Kingsley (DX Unranked), Luke Petrasek (DX Unranked), Jordan Washington (DX Unranked), Seth Allen (DX Unranked), Tyler Cavanaugh (DX Unranked).
  • Vlade Divac was in attendance at the Roc Nation Pro Day, scouting Dwayne Bacon (DX Rank #58) and Josh Hart (DX Draft Rank #50).
  • De’Aaron Fox (DX Rank #5) visited Sacramento.
  • Fourth Pre-Draft Workout: Harry Giles (DX Rank #33)
  • Fifth Pre-Draft Workout: Donovan Mitchell (DX Rank #11), Dominique Hawkins (DX Unranked), Caleb Swanigan (DX Rank #34), Cameron Oliver (DX Rank #59), Erik McCree (DX Unranked), Jabari Bird (DX Unranked).
  • Sixth Pre-Draft Workout: Jarrett Allen (DX Rank #17), Semi Ojeleye (DX Rank #28), Joe Rahon (DX Unranked), Milton Doyle (DX Unranked), Rashawn Thomas (DX Unranked), Eric Mika (DX Rank #74), Matt Williams (DX Unranked).
  • Seventh Pre-Draft Workout: Zach Collins (DX Rank #12)
  • Eight Pre-Draft Workout: Tyler Dorsey (DX Rank #46), Josh Hart (DX Rank #50), Nate Britt (DX Unranked), Dylan Ennis (DX Unranked), Ikenna Iroegbu (DX Unranked), Xavier Rathan-Mayes (DX Unranked).
  • Ninth Pre-Draft Workout: Frank Mason (DX Rank #44), Thomas Bryant (DX Rank #38), Isaiah Briscoe (DX Rank #80), Canyon Barry (DX Unranked), Kamari Murphy (DX Unranked), Isaac Hamilton (DX Unranked).
  • Tenth Pre-Draft Workout: Kobi Summons (DX Rank #76), Derrick Walton (DX Rank #73), Troy Caupain (DX Unranked), T.J. Cline (DX Unranked), Jacob Wiley (DX Unranked), Reggie Upshaw (DX Unranked), Ivan Rabb (DX Rank #30).
  • Eleventh Pre-Draft Workout: John Collins (DX Rank #12), Matt Jones (DX Unranked), Przemek Karnowski (DX Rank #97), Jonathan Motley (DX Rank #39), Jeremy Senglin (DX Unranked), and Sindarius Thornwell (DX Rank #57).

Rumors:

Misc. Notes

Bryant’s Draft Scouting Reports:

By The Numbers