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Chainmail: Post-lottery Q&A

The mailbag is back!

Welcome back to Chainmail! It's been a little bit since we had a Q&A, seeing as how the NBA playoffs are happening, and we don't get to know what that actually feels like, but yesterday was a wholly different experience for Kings fans, as we got to experience our favorite time of the year - the NBA LOTTTERRRRYYYYYYYYYYY.

Sadly enough, the Kings didn't move into a top-4 pick so that they could select an injury prone big man ahead of prolific guards and wings. Instead, they'll be stuck at number nine, a solid, if unimpressive positioning heading into draft night.

In celebration of at least not moving back for once, we've brought in Bryant West and Brenden Nunes, two dudes who love scouting pre-NBA talent more than any normal person, to take any prospect-specific questions that may be lingering in your Kings-addled mind. Of course, Will and I will also participate and pretend to know what we're talking about (as always), and we're happy to take any non-specific player questions as well, including trade ideas and offseason queries.

Now, get to asking, so we can get to answering!

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June 23, 2021 9:28 am

Most likely scenario?

1) Kings keep the pick?

2) Kings trade the pick in package with other players to swing for a “star?”

3) Kings trade the pick for later pick(s) and or Cash Considerations?

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June 23, 2021 9:38 am

People you can draft at #9: Wagner, Moody, Jalen J, Keon J, Giddey, Kispert, Garuba, Jones

People you can draft at #20 or later: Prkacin, Duarte, Brown, Ziaire, Dosunmu, Thomas, Jackson

Is there enough difference between these tiers of players to justify not trading the pick? Seems to me the #9 pick just comes with a higher price tag/risk, but not a lot more assurance or even potential (unless a top guy drops).

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June 23, 2021 9:42 am

Can you consider yourself a good person if you haven’t seen The Shawshank Redemption until well into the 21st century?

Also, what type of players do you think the Kings should target in Free Agency assuming the Kings use the 9th pick to open up cap space this summer?

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June 23, 2021 9:58 am
Reply to  Kingsguru21

I still haven’t seen Jaws (I’m waiting for a screening that involves projection on a screen on the beach, with the audience wading in the water).

Also haven’t seen Jurassic Park.

But I have seen L’Avventura and Pather Panchali!

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