No. 55 pick: Kyle Guy
The Sacramento Kings enterws the draft with the 40th, 47th and 60th picks in the draft. None originally belonged to the Kings. The 40th and 60th were acquired via trade, but the 47th was collected by the Kings when the Knicks hired Scott Perry as their general manager.
The Kings ended up trading the Knicks their pick back on draft night. Sacramento moved down from the 47th to the 55th pick. At 55th overall, they selected Kyle Guy from Virginia.
Guy put his skill-set on display for the world to see as he was one of the driving forces behind Virginia’s success in the NCAA Tournament. He’s a traditional sharp-shooting backup point guard. The Kings currently have Yogi Ferrell and Frank Mason III backing up De’Aaron Fox, and both do a forgettable job.
Sacramento is likely investing in Guy with the expectation that he can run the second unit with Bogdan Bogdanovic. Even if he fails to make an impact off the bench, his floor is being an above-average spot-up shooter.
Guy doesn’t shy away in the big moments. In the NCAA Tournament, he connected on a game-winner against Auburn that propelled the Virginia Cavaliers to the championship game.
There are hardly any players drafted 55th overall that amount to anything in the NBA. Guy seems to have a solid chance of becoming a good player. He has proven he possesses the clutch gene and he can hit shots when his team’s back is against the wall on the biggest stage. Guy will likely never be a star, but he will serve as an adequate backup.