The Kings have chosen stealth mode in their draft prospect interviews this season. Media hasn’t been welcomed into the process like past seasons, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t breadcrumbs to follow.
Earlier this week Baylor’s Jared Butler was spotted at the team’s practice facility. Rumors of Stanford’s Ziaire Williams swinging by for a workout surfaced on Wednesday and on Friday, Arkansas’ Moses Moody posted a video of himself in a Kings' workout uniform on Instagram.
Moody is a prime candidate to be selected by the Kings if they stay at the No. 9 pick in the upcoming draft. The 6-foot-6 scorer posted a 7-foot-1 wingspan at the combine and projects a 3-and-D wing with potential for more.
This is the type of player that GM Monte McNair chased both in free agency and at the deadline. While Moody is just 19 years old, he has a solid frame and skill set that should allow him to play in his rookie season, even if it’s in a reserve role.
Earlier this week Moody made it clear that he would love to play for the Kings, clarifying his vote from an internet poll in which he voted for fellow 2021 draft prospect Kai Jones to be selected over him at No. 9.
During his freshman season with the Razorbacks, Moody averaged 16.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. He shot 35.9 percent from long range and should be able to improve on that number when he isn’t a focal point of opposing defenses.
Moody’s stop in Sacramento was almost expected after he spent Thursday in San Francisco working out for the Warriors. He’s a high-level prospect with plenty of upside and he fits the needs of both the Warriors, who select at No. 7 and the Kings, who are on the clock two picks later.