Kings draft intel: Will Jaden Ivey, Trevion Williams come to Sacramento as package deal?

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The Kings conducted pre-draft workouts in Sacramento on Monday and Tuesday before heading to Southern California for a series of agency pro-day workouts Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Some of the prospects who visited Sacramento over the past two days included Purdue power forward Trevion Williams, Arkansas guard JD Notae, Kansas power forward David McCormack and Wichita State guard Tyson Etienne. Notae averaged 18.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists as a senior with the Razorbacks, but Williams, a college teammate of Jaden Ivey, could be the most intriguing name on that list.

Sacramento has had no known contact with Ivey at this point, but he is widely projected as a possibility for the Kings with the No. 4 pick in the June 23 NBA draft. Williams is a player the Kings could consider in the second round with the 37th or 49th picks.

Ivey, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound shooting guard, averaged 17.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists as a sophomore at Purdue. He shot 46% from the field and 35.8% from 3-point range while hitting 74.4% at the free-throw line. Numerous mock drafts have Ivey going to the Kings at No. 4 behind Auburn power forward Jabari Smith, Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren and Duke power forward Paolo Banchero.

Ivey could come to Sacramento with a familiar running mate if the Kings select Williams in the second round. The 6-10, 255-pound forward averaged 12.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocks as a senior with the Boilermakers. He shot 54.7% from the field and 35.7% from beyond the arc, but struggled at the free-throw line, converting just 59.7%.

Notae, a 6-2, 190-pound guard, posted career highs in scoring and assists for Arkansas this season, but he shot just 29.7% from 3-point range, down from 40.5% as a freshman.

Etienne, a 6-2, 205-pound guard, put up an average of 14.9 points per game this season at Wichita. He shot 38.7% from 3-point range in 2019-20 and 39.2% in 2021-21, but he slipped to 32.6% this season.

McCormack, a 6-10, 250-pound forward, started 37 games as a senior at Kansas this season, averaging 10.6 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 50.8% from the field.

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