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June 25, 2012
Kings finishing up pre-draft workouts

The NBA Draft is Thursday and the Kings wrapped up their pre-draft workouts today with six players, none who are projected to go in the top-5.

The Kings wouldn't mind hosting more players but as it stands now, that's unlikely to happen.

Miss. State power forward Arnett Moultrie injured his ankle early in the workout. Moultrie and St. John's small forward Moe Harkless were the two players expected to be selected in the first round that worked out for the Kings Monday.

Both players would be possibilities if the Kings traded down, which brings us to reports from ESPN the Houston Rockets could be looking to deal for the Kings' first-round pick (No. 5).

The Kings trading down isn't unrealistic, especially if they believe Harkless could be as good as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist or Harrison Barnes.

Much of what the Kings can/will do depends on the Charlotte Bobcats.

A move by the Bobcats down could mean Kidd-Gilchrist and Barnes would be gone. If the Kings aren't ecstatic over the idea of drafting Thomas Robinson, a productive power forward that lacks the size the Kings are looking for, a trade could be imminent.

The Kings would like a shot-blocking complement to DeMarcus Cousins, but taking a player like John Henson at five would be high, so a deal would be a possibility.

But we have a couple of days to sort all that out.

*Darryl Bryant (West Virginia), Zack Rosen (Pennsylvania), Augustus Gilchrist (South Florida), James Nunnally (UCSB) also worked out for the Kings Monday.

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