The Sacramento Kings own the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, and have been actively scouting their options in recent days.
They worked out Michigan State star Trey Burke earlier this week, and on Saturday, they brought in a few more prospects.
Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Kings will work out Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams and Lehigh guard C.J. McCollum.
Carter-Williams is a projected top-10 pick with a world of potential. He also is an excellent defender, which the Kings could use given that they allowed the most points per game out of all NBA teams last season.
McCollum could be the Damian Lillard of this year’s draft. Attending a small school like Lehigh after being ignored by the major colleges, McCollum has starred without the bright lights on him. He has a similar size and stature to Lillard, and five of ESPN’s draft experts believe that he is the next Damian Lillard.
“They aren’t the same player, mind you, but McCollum, like Lillard, dominated from a small school, raising questions about how he’d fare in the NBA,” wrote Chad Ford. “To me, he’s the best scorer in the draft.”
There are other prospects set to work out on Saturday as well, such as Louisville’s Peyton Siva and Kansas’ Elijah Johnson.
All in all, the Kings have a myriad of options to choose from at No. 7, and are obviously doing their due diligence by bringing in many prospects for a work out.