The Sacramento Kings have a draft pick that they could potentially deal if they don't feel strongly about who they can pick it up. With top prospects like Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Thomas Robinson likely going out after the top four, Sacramento not likely who they can pick up with the fifth spot and try and trade down and find a better spot later on in the draft if they don't like what they see here.
The Houston Rockets are actively looking to move up in the draft. which could mean the Kings might have a potential trading partner if they decide to move the pick. Chad Ford and Marc Stein of ESPN has this report.
Although sources stressed that no deal is imminent, Sacramento (No. 5) and Toronto (No. 8 ) have let Houston know that their top-10 selections are available. Sources say that the Rockets, in turn, have made both of their first-round picks available (No. 14 and No. 16), but the key to any trade going through could be point guard Kyle Lowry.
The Raptors have been especially fond of Lowry, who has been regarded for months as a borderline untouchable in Houston but more recently has publicly expressed his dissatisfaction with Rockets coach Kevin McHale. Whether the Rockets are indeed prepared to part with Lowry, as talks with the Kings, Raptors and other teams continue, figures to be one of the bigger stories of draft week.
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