2013 NBA Draft: Sacramento Kings Would Love Being Able To Draft Trey Burke

By John Raffel
Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Sacramento Kings would love it if Trey Burke of Michigan was available when it’s time to make the No. 7 pick in the NBA draft later this month. Chances are he won’t be, but if he is, the Kings could be in great shape with such an acquisition.

They’ve got other point guards they’ll have to move to other positions or unload from the roster. Right now, it would appear they could only be better with someone like Burke who might feel more comfortable with the Kings, whose rebuilding needs aren’t as challenging as they are for some of the other teams that will draft in front of them.

Burke is expecting to demand a starter’s role right away. Some think Sacramento may not be willing to go for that, but they could and should make that move.

Along with some of the obvious traits about Burke, including his 18.6 points and 6.7 assists a game, there are also other aspects of his game that will be intriguing for teams like the Kings. NBA teams like that fact that Burke is a warrior and a fierce competitor who gives 100 percent all the time. He has a great knack for making things happen and getting his team in the game.

The prediction is he’s going top five and won’t be available for the Kings when they pick their guy. He might be though, so they need to get ready to have their act together and make sure they get him.

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