In the final update prior to Draft Day, find out who NBA analysts project Sacramento will select No. 7 overall on June 27.
NBA pundits have continued to update their projections in the hours leading up to the 2013 Draft – which begins at 4 p.m. Thursday – predicting where top collegiate and international prospects may get selected.
Several of the most up-to-date forecasts expect the Kings to opt for one of the top-ranked guards. Others forecast the team would choose a high-scoring swingman or explosive forward with its seventh-overall selection on June 27.
Check out notable excerpts from several of the latest mock Draft breakdowns, and stay current with Kings.com for complete Draft coverage.
|Michael Carter-Williams, PG|
|Michael Carter-Williams, PG||C.J.
“McCollum, Bennett, Shabazz Muhammad, Steven Adams are all possibilities here. Ditto for Carter-Williams … however, after his second workout there, McCollum’s name is beginning to surface as a potential selection.” – Chad Ford, ESPN.com
“A lot of folks have the Kings taking a point guard with this pick, but that plan should end if Bennett is still available … I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Kings plug Bennett in at small forward and let him compete for Rookie of the Year. If they do end up going point guard, Trey Burke or Michael Carter-Williams would be the pick.” – Steve Alexander, RotoWorld.com
“This pick appears to be coming down to Carter-Williams or Burke. Michigan’s Burke is more polished and perhaps more NBA-ready, but Carter-Williams’ versatility – he could play alongside Jimmer Fredette – and upside could give him an edge with new general manager Pete D’Alessandro, an executive touted for his use of analytics. A source said Shabazz Muhammad had an excellent workout with the Kings earlier this month, so expect him to get some consideration here, too.” – Chris Mannix, SI.com
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