2013 NBA Draft: Sacramento Kings Expect To Take Trey Burke At No. 7

By John Raffel
Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The safest bet for the Sacramento Kings would be to select Trey Burke of Michigan with their No. 7 pick on Thursday in the NBA draft.

Granted, there’s no safe bet in this draft, which is so unpredictable. When all the different players and possibilities are discussed for which player would best fit the needs of the Kings, Burke’s name comes to the forefront. The Kings can definitely use someone of his talents and wouldn’t mind having him run the point. His strengths have been his ability to see the floor well, and the range on his jumper.

Burke’s best asset was his decision to play one more year of college ball before coming out for the draft as a much stronger ballplayer in all areas. He can become a good NBA point guard.

The question now is for which team. The best bet is that it’s going to be in Sacramento.

Burke led Michigan to the NCAA title game and he wouldn’t mind eventually taking his NBA team to the promise land. He showed what he could do at Michigan as a sophomore with 18.6 points, 35.3 minutes, 6.7 assists and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 46.3 percent from the floor.

The Kings will take Burke if he’s still available when they have to pick seventh. The consensus among many mock drafts is that’s where he’ll fall. But obviously it’s no guarantee and the Kings hope to be able to pick someone to spark their perimeter game. Expect that man to be Trey Burke.

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