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Biggest Need: Shooting
Secondary Need: Floor general
The Sacramento Kings ranked No. 28 in the NBA in three-pointers made and three-point percentage last season. And it's just tough to go on many winning streaks without consistent shooting.
Adding a shooter to spread the floor should ultimately give Sacramento's ball-dominant scorers more space to operate as well.
The Kings should have plenty to choose from at No. 8, whether it's Michigan's Nik Stauskas or Creighton's Doug McDermott. I think they'd go with Stauskas if these were the top-two targets—he could probably start for this team as a rookie, given his size, reliable shooting and high IQ.
But the Kings could also use a floor general. Depending on what 5'9", 25-year-old Isaiah Thomas commands on the restricted free-agent market, the Kings might be smart to let him walk and draft a guy like Louisiana-Lafayette's Elfrid Payton, who, at 6'4" and 20 years old, packs a little more two-way upside.
At this point, based on buzz and who they've been working out, I'm guessing the Kings are looking strongly at Stauskas, McDermott, Payton and Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart.