With the 12th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft the Sacramento Kings select Tyrese Haliburton!
This is huge win for the Kings as nobody expected Haliburton to be available for the Kings at the 12th pick.
The Kings never imagined Tyrese Haliburton could get to them at No. 12, sources tell ESPN, but…here he comes.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 19, 2020
Sources: Sacramento is selecting Tyrese Haliburton with the No. 12 pick in the NBA Draft.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 19, 2020
From our expert, Bryant West:
Tyrese Haliburton has incredible upside as a perfect role player for any team in the league, especially the Kings. He’s a dynamic playmaker, a great shooter off the catch, and a high-instinct help defender. He will fit in fantastically with the Kings, who desperately need high instinct players who give a damn on defense. Anyone expecting a star should reign in expectations – Hali is not a guy who can create his own shot, and he’ll be best as a secondary initiator next to De’Aaron Fox. But the Kings just snagged the 7th overall guy on my KingsCentric Big Board, and Haliburton will certainly become a fan favorite early in his Kings career.
Welcome to Sacramento Tyrese!
The Kings still own the 35th, 43rd, and 52nd picks in the draft, so stay tuned to Kings Herald for more Kings coverage.