Kings draft picks 2022: When does Sacramento pick? Full list of NBA Draft selections

Against all odds, the Sacramento Kings jumped into the major league of the 2022 NBA draft and finished 4th overall.

It came as a big surprise to the kings when Sacramento was forecast to land near the end of the lottery. The Kings can now add a potential No. 4 franchise cornerstone to a roster that includes stars like De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis.

However, there is a problem. The Kings are in win-now mode — or at least claim to be — and are desperate to make the playoffs. A young player who needs some time to grow could slow that process and potentially conflict with Sacramento’s near-term goals.

So will the Kings swap choices and try to land a more established player? Or will they keep the choice and add another talented young play to their roster?

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the 2022 NBA Draft.

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Kings Draft Picks 2022: When Will Sacramento Vote?

The Kings have the No. 4 overall pick in the first round and two picks in the second round.

  • Round 1, #4
  • Round 2, #37
  • Round 2, #49

Kings 2022 NBA draft order

King’s draft needs

Let’s face it, do the Kings really need to add another young play to their roster?

The smarter game for Sacramento might be to trade the No. 4 overall for a player who can complement Sabonis and Fox’s tandem while still carrying his own weight.

Of course, it can be difficult to get this type of player.

But by picking Marvin Bagley over Luka Doncic, calling up Tyrese Haliburton, and then acting and calling up another watch in Davion Mitchell, the Kings can’t afford another call-day disaster.

King’s Mock Draft 2022

Here are the latest projections for the Kings, according to TSN’s draft savant Kyle Irving:

Round 1, No.1: Jaden Ivey, G, Purdue

This is a tough spot for the Kings as Ivey will undoubtedly be the best player to stay on the board, but Sacramento just eliminated a backcourt deficit last season. After drafting Davion Mitchell with their first-round pick last year, the Kings traded Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield to cement De’Aaron Fox as their leading guard of the future.

But Sacramento needs as much talent as possible and it wouldn’t be wise to pass on Ivey. The Purdue sophomore could team up with Fox to form one of the fastest backcourts in the NBA, and both would play well against an experienced and intellectual big man like Domantas Sabonis. Passing on the best available player because of the presence of Mitchell and Fox would be a mistake.

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Round 2, #37: Ismael Kamagate, C, Paris

Round 2, #49: Dereon Seabron, F, State NC

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