2016 NBA Draft: Kings pick Marquese Chriss at No. 8, trade him to Suns
Marquese Chriss is the newest member of the Phoenix Suns
The Kings were trying to use their No. 8 overall pick in various reported trades and according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania, Sacramento found a trade partner in the Phoenix Suns.
The Kings drafted Washington big man Marquese Chriss in exchange for Georgios Papagiannis, who the Suns will draft at No. 13 overall. So Chriss, who comes out of Washington and can stretch the floor with length, is headed to the desert.
Here are the full details on the trade from NBA's David Aldridge:
Phoenix will send 13, 28, the draft rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic and 2020 second round pick to Sacramento for the #8 pick (Marquiss Chriss).— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 24, 2016
Chriss is very raw and often got in foul trouble in college but he is extremely athletic and is also a solid shooter. He can likely develop into a stretch-four type of player but
CBS Sports' Sam Vecenie is not a huge fan of this move by the Suns and gives the selection of Chriss a B-.
Bogdanvoic was drafted by the Suns in 2014 and is expected to remain in Turkey this season so he may not even join the Kings for a few years. Papagiannis is another center though, a position Sacramento doesn't have a need for since they have Willie Cauley-Stein and Kostas Koufos.
The Kings just keep making interesting moves.
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