League sources have confirmed to The Kings Beat that not only did Sacramento interview Shaedon Sharpe at the Combine, but they either sat down with or attended pro-days for a bevy of projected lottery/first round picks, including Keegan Murray, AJ Griffin, Bennedict Mathurin, Dyson Daniels, Tari Eason, Kendall Brown, Ochai Agbaji, Malaki Branham, Jeremy Sochan, Patrick Baldwin, Nikola Jovic, Mark Williams, Christian Braun, Wendell Moore, Teruavion Smith and Trevion Williams.
Patrick Baldwin Rumors
Baldwin wound up playing just 11 games and his numbers, which would have been very good for most freshmen, were viewed as underwhelming by some observers: He averaged 12.1 points and 5.8 rebounds. As one might suspect, Baldwin’s stock for the NBA draft in June has dipped. Once considered a sure-fire top 10 draft pick, Baldwin is now being projected in some mock drafts as a late first-round selection. But that’s now how he’s being regarded by some veteran NBA executives – at least two of them, both with more than two decades of NBA eperience. “I know he had a rough season – he couldn’t catch a break — but we know what he’s capable of doing,’’ said a Western Conference exec. “I still have him going pretty high; I have him at the back end of the lottery (the top 15 picks).’’ An Eastern Conference exec has Baldwin ranked a little bit farther down the draft ladder. “Right now, I got him being taken between 15 and the early 20s,’’ the Eastern Conference exec said. “There’s still plenty of time before the draft, so things could still change.’’
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