Key Kings bring in C.J. McCollum again

The Kings, more likely than any other team picking 1-7, will have the biggest impact on whether Trey Burke falls to the Pistons.

For one, if the consensus top six prospects – Nerlens Noel, Ben McLemore, Otto Porter, Anthony Bennett, Victor Oladipo and Alex Len – go in the top six picks, the Kings will decide which other player won’t be available to the Pistons.

Also, the Kings need a point guard, especially one who distributes as well as Burke, more than the other teams in Burke’s range do. Isaiah Thomas would be a very good backup, and although he can hold his own as a starter, he’s not the best fit with other high-usage teammates like DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans. The Suns (No. 5) have Goran Dragic, and the Pelicans (No. 6) have Greivis Vasquez and Austin Rivers.

So, it’s a positive sign the Kings are looking at players other than Burke. C.J. McCollum will visit Sacramento for a second time, according to James Ham of Cowbell Kingdom.

McCollum, Shabazz Mohammad and/or Michael Carter-Williams – any of the three could get Trey Burke or another top player to the Pistons.

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