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May 31, 2011
Brandon Knight to work out for Kings Thursday

The Kings will hold a pre-draft workout with Kentucky guard Brandon Knight Thursday at the team's practice facility.

Knight played one season at Kentucky before entering the NBA Draft. He's considered no worse than the second-best point guard available with Duke's Kyrie Irving the consensus top point guard.

Knight averaged 17.3 points, 4.2 assists and four rebounds for the Wildcats.

Point guard is one of the positions the Kings would like to address in the draft with Knight being a top priority. Whether Knight is around long enough to be selected by the Kings remains to be seen.

Barring trades, Utah (No. 3) and Toronto (No. 5) are teams that could be interested in Knight before the Kings select seventh in the first round.

If the Kings were able to select Knight, it would be the third consecutive year the Kings' first pick played for John Calilpari in college.

Knight would be the second point guard of Calipari's to land in Sacramento, joining Tyreke Evans, who played for Calipari at the University of Memphis.

DeMarcus Cousins played one season for Calipari at Kentucky.

Calipari-coached point guards have finished no worse than second in Rookie of the Year voting the last three years. Derrick Rose (2009) and Evans (2010) won the award with John Wall finishing second this year. Cousins was third in voting this year.

No video of the video will be allowed to be posted on the internet. That's often the decision of the player's agent, who might not want the video poster or in some cases, does not want media seeing the workouts.



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