The results are in!
|Boston (via Memphis)||14|
After two consecutive seasons of jumping in the NBA lottery (we're just going to ignore the Kings-less first round of the 2019 draft), the Sacramento Kings were neither smiled nor frowned upon by the lottery gods this year, remaining in their original position of the 12th overall pick in the NBA Draft. With potential stars Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman almost certainly out of the picture, the Kings will be focusing their attention on prospects such as Patrick Williams, Aaron Nesmith, and Tyrese Maxey, while an outside chance remains that a player of Cole Anthony's or Devin Vassel's caliber falls their way.
Overall, the Kings will walk into draft night with four darts to throw at the board, the 12th, 35th, 43rd, and 53rd picks, which rank as the 10th most valuable combination of draft assets according to tankathon. It remains to be seen when the draft will take place, however, as Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported a possible delay in both the draft and free agency early Thursday afternoon, which could inadvertently help the Kings find the time to establish a management group before critical roster decisions must be made.
While the Kings may not have experienced the same lottery luck as in 2017 and 2018, they still hold the opportunity to add another key piece around De'Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley, and rest of the team's core, as long as the team hires the right personnel to make those decisions in the coming weeks.