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2019 NBA Draft: Kings trade back, select Kyle Guy with the 55th pick

The Kings selected guard Kyle Guy, junior sharpshooter for the Champion Virginia Cavaliers. Guy averaged 15.4 points and 4.5 rebounds with a 42% mark from deep and 120 made threes on the year. Guy won the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament award after he scored 24 points in the Championship win over Texas Tech.

The Kings selected Guy after trading the 47th pick—Michigan freshman forward Iggy Brazdeikis—to the New York Knicks for the 55th pick and our old buddy cash considerations.

Here’s my analysis on Guy from this morning’s draft guide:

The upside for Guy is obvious; he was the primary scorer for the Champion Cavaliers and has a career 42.5% mark from deep with 254 made threes. He moves well off the ball and burried shots with or without a hand in his face (80th percentile for guarded catch-and-shoot shots, per Synergy). He’s not going to kill you with mistakes, and when your NBA skill is shooting, you’re always going to get a real look. But he’s an undersized two guard and isn’t likely to ever be a neutral NBA defender. 

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