Sacramento Kings: 2017 NBA Draft grades

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Sacramento Kings

Jun 22, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; De’Aaron Fox (Kentucky) is introduced as the number five overall pick to the Sacramento Kings in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Sacramento Kings did some some dealing and took in quite a haul to add to their growing foundation. Here’s a look at their successful night with 2017 NBA Draft grades.

The Sacramento Kings are now a team looking towards the future and judging by what they came away with in the 2017 NBA Draft, it’s one that looks a lot brighter.

That future started once the Kings moved on from DeMarcus Cousins and for as shortsighted and hastily put together as that trade looked when it went down, it represented a chance for the team to finally move forward and start anew.

Throughout the second half of the season, we saw plenty of flashes in the team’s foundation, whether it was the newly acquired Buddy Hield, rookie Skal Labissiere or big man Willie Cauley-Stein.

With that type of promise to build on, this year’s draft stood as a chance for the Kings to add plenty of high level talent as they held three picks heading into draft night, two being lottery selections.

Whether they would be able to select the players that they had reportedly targeted for some time, as in the case of De’Aaron Fox, was a question that was quickly answered, judging by how the draft unfolded. Nevertheless, some surprises were in store and overall, the Kings came away as a clear winner by the end of the night.

So with that, let’s go ahead and take an in depth look at each selection the Kings made in the 2017 NBA Draft.

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