2013 NBA Draft Rumors: Would the Sacramento Kings Shop PG Isaiah Thomas For No. 19 Pick?

By Paul Seaver
Kelley L. Cox-USA Today Sports

Over the weekend, one interesting rumor surfaced from a reporter in the Cleveland-area, stating that the Sacramento Kings would be interested in trading point guard Isaiah Thomas to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for the No. 19 overall pick.

Bob Finnan of the News-Herald claims that it’s an unconfirmed rumor that has surfaced.

At 5-foot-9, Thomas is an up-and-coming point guard on the Kings’ roster. Thomas has continued to improve since being selected with the final pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. In fact, just this past year, Thomas averaged 13.9 points and 4.0 assists per game in just his second season with the Kings. While ownership and coaching changes are the primary focus for the organization this off-season, it can be assumed that moves will be made. With that being said however, the Kings reportedly don’t have any interest in shopping Thomas, let alone for the 19th overall pick.

While the investment would make sense from a draft standpoint, considering Thomas was selected with the 60th overall pick two seasons ago — it’s certainly not even worth the consideration.

The Cavaliers own the No. 1 and No. 19 overall picks in this year’s draft, but the value on those selections differ from year’s past. The value in this draft runs deep, but the there are no said superstars. That drops the value of many selections in this year’s pool. Now while there is certainly a high number of quality NBA players, there are no franchise changers.

Kings would be wise to keep Thomas.


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