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Watch The Introductory Press Conferences for Tyrese Haliburton, Robert Woodard, and Jahm’ius Ramsey

Welcome to Sacramento, Tyrese Haliburton, Robert Woodard, and Jahm'ius Ramsey!

The Sacramento Kings formally introduced 2020 rookies Tyrese Haliburton, Robert Woodard, and Jahm'ius Ramsey to the media on Thursday. Like most happenings this year, these customary introductory press conferences had a different look than we're used to, and were conducted over Zoom. I understand that you shouldn't really expect anything else from these press conferences, but all three rookies sounded genuinely excited to land in Sacramento, and are ready to get to work.

Tyrese Haliburton

Tyrese Haliburton briefly touched on reports that some combination of the Kings and Haliburton's team orchestrated his slide to the Kings at 12, along with his role, expectations, and fit with De'Aaron Fox.


Robert Woodard II

Robert Woodard talked about his positional versatility, toughness, and willingness to contribute on the court without demanding the ball or shots on offense, and what he's worked on since his season with Mississippi State finished.


Jahm'ius Ramsey

Jahm'ius Ramsey talked about what he believes he needs to work on in order to carve out a long NBA career as a 2nd round draft pick, along with his fit on a young Sacramento Kings team.


Bonus: Monte McNair

Monte McNair's post-draft press conference is also worth a watch if you haven't seen it yet. We're still getting to know McNair, so any opportunity to get a deeper feel for his philosophy as an NBA general manager is educating. Of particular note, McNair stated that they thought Tyrese Haliburton was the best player available, and that will always be the driving force behind his draft selections.

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November 20, 2020 9:42 am

Watched it yesterday and I would say I’m impressed how well spoken Robert Woodard is out of the 3. Excited to watch these guys play on the court next month. Too bad there’s no summer league. Would have been stoked watching Tyrese, Robert and Ramsey on the court together.

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November 20, 2020 9:55 am
Reply to  RAP87

Watched film of Woodard. That is one grown-ass young man. Frightening to envision what an NBA workout and nutrition regimen will wind up doing for him.

November 20, 2020 10:11 am
Reply to  RobHessing

Same. I had never heard of him. Looked him up. Don’t understand how he could fall to 40. But he looks like a tantalizing prospect for sure.
Defensive stopper?

November 20, 2020 11:05 am

I’m always reticent to get too excited about 2nd round picks, but I do like Woodard exponentially more than any of last year’s picks – I thought that he might have a chance to go in the latter part of the 1st round.

November 20, 2020 10:21 am
Reply to  RobHessing

Agreed! Actually watched a bunch of clips of him yesterday and I wonder how he fell to 40. Could easily be a late 1st or early 2nd round pick. What stood out to me the most is his awareness on what he needs to work on which he mentioned is his lateral quickness and free throw shooting. Also accepting and embracing the role of a 3 and D guy, being the defensive stopper to the opposing teams best player. I’m definitely rooting for him to succeed. I could easily see him as part of a rotation with the Kings.

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November 20, 2020 10:27 am

This is all I could think of when seeing Ham on his zoom call:

November 20, 2020 10:28 am

That was worth a listen. Those are going to be very easy young men to root for.

Very excited to see where these guys are two years from now.

November 20, 2020 11:06 am
Reply to  MichaelMack

Yep – no Lamelos!

November 20, 2020 10:44 am

I really liked what I saw defensively with Woodard. If he can pick up NBA schemes quickly, it will be hard to keep Woodard off the floor. Already has the body and athleticism. Good energy. Possible steal in the 2nd round for Sac.

November 20, 2020 11:03 am

I like it when players have hobbies that are not standard. Tyrese with fashion and Woodard with the base guitar.

Woodard is a great interview, very articulate.

Ramsey has a sort of quiet intensity. I kinda got what he said aboutr patience because he looked like he is bursting to go outr there and play.

I hope they do wel.

November 20, 2020 11:39 am
Reply to  RikSmits

Quiet intensity sums it up well.

November 20, 2020 3:51 pm

You got your video links messed up.

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