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Kings Pulse Draft Profiles: Zeke Nnaji & Daniel Oturu

We dove into two potential second-round big men that Sacramento could consider with pick 35 or 43.

As we continue with our draft profiles on Kings Pulse, we are onto likely second-rounders for the Kings to consider.

Zeke Nnaji from Arizona and Daniel Oturu from Minnesota are 6'10" versatile offensive players with some clear defensive issues that will need to be hidden or ironed out.

Nnaji, who just completed his freshman season, showed an intriguing ability to run in transition, switch on defense, and knock down a mid-range shot. There is optimism that Zeke will eventually be able to extend his range to beyond the arc, but that was yet to be displayed during his college tenure.

Oturu, on the other hand, just started knocking down three-point shots this season at a promising rate while also supplying some weakside rim protection. Oturu, who spent two seasons at Minnesota, is far from a finished project - same as Nnaji.

Sacramento has a clear hole at the center position with Harry Giles likely gone and Alex Len a pending free agent, so they should give some consideration to selecting a big man with one of their second-rounders.

We have been advocates of the Kings selecting a point guard at 35, but one or both of Oturu or Nnaji could very well be on the table at 43.

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Darren Van Blois
4 days ago
Reply to  Milkman

They did a podcast of him and Isaiah Stewart a while back. I think Tillman has risen on most draft boards into the 1st round.

Rik Smits
6 days ago

Zeke Nnaji from Arizona and Daniel Oturu from Minnesota are 6’10” versatile offensive players with some clear defensive issues 

I thought we got rid of Vlade?

Darren Van Blois
4 days ago

Thanks for the analysis. I’m curious if either of you think there are any pg’s worth drafting at #12. The Athletic just wrote an article saying Fox could benefit from a better combo-guard off the bench, and they suggest possibly R.J. Hampton, Kira Lewis or Cole Anthony. Also I’m really confused why Naji Marshall is ranked so low. A point forward with some Tyreke Evans in his game. Hello.

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