The Sacramento Kings turned down an offer from the Los Angeles Lakers that would have given the Kings the second overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, according to a report from David Aldridge. The Kings would have given up the 5th and 10th picks.
Lakers, per sources, engaged Sacramento in talks that would have sent the 2nd pick to the Kings for Sac’s two 1st-rounders (5 and 10) (1/2)— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 21, 2017
Lakers would have then packaged one of the Kings’ picks w/27 & 28 along w/player in offer to Indy for Paul George. But Kings said no (2/2).— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 21, 2017
Earlier today the Lakers traded away D’Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets, which led many to assume the Lakers would select Lonzo Ball.
Personally, I’m thrilled the Kings passed on this deal. In a deep draft I’d rather have two shots at a great player, and I’m content to take whoever falls to 5.
What do you think? Did the Kings make the right call?