Complete grades for all 30 teams in the 2019 NBA Draft

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Sacramento Kings

Justin James (No. 40), Kyle Guy (No. 55), Vanja Marinkovic (No. 60)

Without a first round selection that went to Boston, the Sacramento Kings failed to get involved in the 2019 NBA Draft until the middle of the second round. Despite flying mostly under the radar, Justin James averaged a stellar 22.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game at Wyoming last season. He struggled with his efficiency, although that could be remedied with a lesser load offensively.

Having traded back in a deal with the New York Knicks, the Kings would take Kyle Guy with one of the last picks of the draft. A national champion with Virginia this past season, he averaged 15.4 points and 4.5 rebounds per game while shooting 42.0 percent from beyond the arc.

An undersized 2-guard, Guy is methodical with his movements in making sure his mistakes are minimal. He knocked down over 250 3-pointers during his time in college while posting percentage of 42.5.

Guard Vanja Marinkovic averaged 12.4 points a game while shooting just 35.6 percent from the field this past season playing for the international Partizan.

In De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield, the Kings have their backcourt of the future already set and have little use in drafting more guards. With Harrison Barnes having opted out and Willie Cauley-Stein set to hit restricted free agency, Sacramento missed out on the chance to take multiple fliers on players who could fill those gaps.

Grade: C-