The Sacramento Kings may sit in one of the most valuable spots in the 2022 NBA draft.
Sacramento drew the No. 4 overall pick in the draft lottery and that could be a spot that teams look to trade up to.
The Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets will likely select Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren and Paolo Banchero in some order on June 23.
The Kings sit at the start of the second tier of draft prospects and could entertain trade proposals from teams further down the draft order.
Bleacher Report's Jake Fischer reported after the draft lottery that a potential Sacramento trade involving the No. 4 overall pick could happen.
"There's a strong belief among rival teams that Sacramento will explore trading the fourth selection, either out of the draft entirely for an impact veteran or down later in the lottery to net a contributing rotation player in the process," Fischer wrote.
If the top three picks go as planned, the No. 4 overall pick could be the real starting point of the drama on draft night, and the Kings should entertain all possibilities before making the pick.
Other picks could be up for trade discussion if the draft boards differ across the league. Keegan Murray and Shaedon Sharpe are among the candidates to go fourth.
The order of certain draft boards could affect how certain teams approach the draft, especially if they believe a trade partner is sitting in the top 10.
Sacramento Could Explore Trade from No. 4