Deandre Ayton may not work out for the Sacramento Kings, but another top prospect will.
Ayton made it clear earlier this week that he will only work out for the Phoenix Suns because "I know I'm going No. 1." With that declaration, it allows the Kings to figure out who will be at the top of their draft board when they go on the clock June 21.
There's a lot to love about Bagley's game. As a freshman, the 6'11", 234-pound forward averaged 21.0 points and 11.1 rebounds per game. He shot 61.4 percent from the floor and 39.7 percent from beyond the arc. The star freshman became the third player in ACC history to lead the league in scoring, rebounds and shooting percentage.
His ability to get buckets and clean up the boards resulted in 22 double-doubles in 37 games.
With Bagley leading the way, the Blue Devils went 29-8 last season and were within one game of a trip to the Final Four. The star freshman became just the second player ever to win both ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC Player of the Year honors in the same year, and he was a consensus first-team All-American.
If there is an area of his game that could undoubtedly use work, it's at the line. He shot just 62.7 percent on free throws during his lone season at Duke.
Phoenix was scheduled to work Bagley out on Friday, so it's possible they have not definitively made up their minds on the top overall pick yet. Or the Suns could just be doing their due diligence. Or they could just be trying not to tip their hand.
Regardless, Sacramento will get an up-close look at Bagley as it looks to evaluate the field. It was just last year that the Kings wound up landing a Duke player in the draft, acquiring Harry Giles (No. 20 overall).