2013 NBA Draft: Sacramento Kings Should Trade To Get Otto Porter

By John Raffel
Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Sacramento Kings are hoping that the NBA draft experts that are expecting Georgetown‘s Otto Porter to go between No. 3 and 6 when selections are made on June 29 will be wrong. The Kings are drafting seventh and would love to have Porter. There’s always a chance that because Porter is a 19-year-old sophomore, other older and more mature players will get selected before he does. They could also trade picks with another team, offer them a quality player and get Porter.

The Kings were hoping to have a higher pick, but the lottery didn’t do them any favors. So unless they made a trade, Porter is likely to be gone.

The Kings need a player like Porter. He could make them an NBA playoff contender within a few years He has all the tools with 35.4 minutes 16.2 points, 7.5 rebounds. 2.7 assists and 1.8 steals a game. He shot 48 percent from the floor and 77.7 percent from the free-throw line, not bad on both counts.

He’s considered by NBA draft experts to be a good ball handler who can shoot off the dribble. NBA teams like the fact that he’s a better three-point shooter and that he’s a good passer. His defense is considered to be excellent.

Teams also like the way he plays unselfish basketball and he’s known for being able to stay within his own comfort zone. He moves well off the ball.

Those are all qualities the Kings need in their No.1 choice. They should try all out to get Porter. He’ll be a bargain to say the least



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