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May 21, 2015 Updates
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“We have some options,” Divac said. “I think this class of rookies are very strong. We should be able to get someone who can help us next year.” That could mean trading the pick. The Kings are intent on improving as fast as possible, raising the possibility of a deal for immediate help. “I think we should be very open,” Divac said. “Our goal is we want to improve next year. We want to be much, much better.” When it comes to a trade, Ranadive does not want to have any input. “I’m leaving that to my basketball people,” he said. Sacramento Bee

May 19, 2015 Updates

Dustin: Kings fans are wondering who the better fit might be for George Karl's system, a rim running shot blocker like WCS or a floor spacer like Porzingis. Who do you think is higher on their board? Chad Ford: I keep hearing that the two teams highest on Casely-Stein are the Kings and the Pacers. So, I think that's the way they would go. Cauley-Stein is largely seen by NBA guys as an immediate impact player because they feel he can go out and defend right now. That's what the Kings are looking for. I think Porzingis has a higher upside because of his offensive game, but he's further away from impacting a game in the first year than WCS. ESPN.com

Hi Chad, who do you see the Pistons taking if they get their expected pick at 8? Chad Ford: I have them taking Hezonja but I think they'll be another team that will seriously look at trading their pick for a veteran who can contribute now -- especially if Hezonja and Willie Cauley-Stein are off the board. Orlando, Sacramento, Detroit, Charlotte and Miami are the teams in the Top 10 most likely to trade their pick if they end up picking where they are projected. ESPN.com

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May 14, 2015 Updates

Vlade Divac is the first to admit he doesn’t know everything about preparing for the NBA draft. So in the weeks leading up to this week’s draft combine, the Kings’ vice president of basketball and franchise operations has been meeting daily with general manager Pete D’Alessandro and assistant general manager Mike Bratz before they watched hours of game footage of college and international prospects. The meetings are aimed at ensuring the Kings make the best selection in the draft June 25. But they’re also intended to build rapport in the front office and establish a singular goal of improving the team. Sacramento Bee



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