2017 NBA Draft Decisions: Analyzing the Sacramento Kings
There's motivation every game. He addressed a major need for Sacramento and not many are going to argue that Dennis Smith or Frank Ntilikina are better point guard options.
Forward Rudy Gay declined his $14.3 million option to become an unrestricted free agent, Galloway declined his $5.4 million option to become a restricted free agent and the team waived Anthony Tolliver earlier this month.
The team is also interested in Jayson Tatum and Josh Jackson - if one of them are around at their first pick and Fox is not, they will nearly certainly pull the trigger. Jackson is the 111th draft pick in UNC history and the 22nd under head coach Roy Williams.
Giles was once one of the top prospects in his class before being hobbled by knee injuries. Since being drafted Robinson has played on six different teams, started 12 total games and has a career average of 4.9 points per game.
Fox posted 22.0 points (.618 FG%, 3-5 3pt, .700 FT%), 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists en route to MVP honors during the Wildcats 2017 SEC Championship run, including a Kentucky freshman tournament-record 28 points versus Alabama in the semifinals. The fact that Fox knows big men Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere from Kentucky is just a bonus. The last time United Kingdom had a player taken fifth overall was DeMarcus Cousins in 2010.
Fox was glad to have played a role in the budding young romance. Guards Arron Afflalo and Garrett Temple and center Kosta Koufos are the only veterans on the roster.
With the garish lighting and thirst for big money in the air, the NBA Draft again had the feel of a casino.
Monk expressed joy at playing alongside Kemba Walker in Charlotte, plus having Michael Jordan as the guiding light of the franchise. ". I still can't believe it". Wildcats guard Malik Monk and forward Bam Adebayo, Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell and IN forward OG Anunoby are expected to be taken IN the first 30 picks.
"They need to see what Sacramento is all about", said Alex Daniels about why he chose to come to the rally. I know it'll take a few years. With Fultz going No. 1, Ball, they got a lot of attention during the pre-draft process, does that motivate you, the fact that you were third and those guys were getting so much hype?
"Yeah, it's going to be good to at least have kind of a familiar face out there", he said.