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Kings Pulse: Candidates for Sacramento’s second-rounders

The Kings own three picks in the second round of the 2020 NBA Draft. We talked through our philosophy and mention some names to consider.

There are gems to be dug up in the second round of the NBA Draft each year and Sacramento has three bites at the apple in 2020 with picks 35, 43, and 52.

In this episode we dove into our philosophy for these selections, who we are hoping falls to the second, and mention realistic names to consider for each of these spots.

With the current roster build next season, it is extremely unlikely that the Kings are even able to bring in four new players through the draft. We debate packaging the picks to trade up, looking toward a draft-and-stash, or simply swapping it for cash considerations.

Let us know which names we threw out there intrigue you the most and stay tuned for our in-depth draft profiles on more candidates. We have already covered upwards of 20 players in the 2020 Draft on Kings Pulse and will continue to do so until we reach draft day.

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September 8, 2020 11:11 am

This is totally selfish, but I sure would love a transcript. I kinda hate podcasts. It isn’t you guys. It’s me.

September 8, 2020 9:46 pm

Thanks for the analysis. But why not consider taking at #12 whoever you wish will fall to 35? Do you really believe in whoever you’re looking at for the #12 pick? I doubt it. I think people might be getting too cute here, which will end up with disappointing picks at 12 and 35. I have Tillman, Bey and Flynn in my top 10 because I think they would help. 4 yrs 20 million is the salary. And then see who’s there at 35.

September 9, 2020 6:22 am

Gut the roster for more picks, use all these picks and play them. Get us a top 3 pick next year and top 5 year after that, quit playin Kangz.

September 9, 2020 8:46 am

i have another question after listening to the kings pulse podcast about Tillman and Stewart. When talking about Tillman, you said you could see him with the Houston starting 5, you could see him playing in Portland and you could see him in Boston playing in a Theis role. Then you talked for 40 minutes comparing Tillman to Stewart and contemplating whether one of them would be worth a #35 pick. What is the logic or psychology behind that incongruity, especially when the kings have essentially zero big men signed beyond this year. Yes for Houston, Boston and Portland but sort of meh for the Kings at 35? Shouldn’t you be ranking Tillman higher? I suppose part of it is groupthink, but your logic reveals another problem that has to get pulled out.

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