NBA Draft 2017: Sacramento Kings to Trade Two First-Rounders for Philadelphia 76ers' No. 3 Pick

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 06/15/17 09:17PM EDT

The NBA Draft is taking place on June 22, 2017. All teams will try to make decisions that will be beneficial in the long run. The Sacramento Kings may be one of those looking to trade up. They are reportedly offering their first-rounders to the Philadelphia 76ers who hold the No. 3 pick. 

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, league sources said Sacramento is willing to surrender its No. 5 and 10 picks to the 76ers for the No. 3 pick. Top prospects point guard De'Aaron Fox (Kentucky) and forward Josh Jackson (Kansas) are believed to be the reasons why the Kings are aiming to accomplish this trade ahead of the NBA Draft. 

Sacramento is thought to be eyeing Fox and Jackson. However, both are expected to be in the top four. The Kings' earliest pick is at No. 5. If they fail to complete an exchange, it is possible that their targets are no longer available when it is time for them to select. 

It is uncertain if Philadelphia wants to do this. A report by The Philadelphia Inquirer a few days ago mentioned that the 76ers are looking to get rid of some picks. Although what they are letting go are their second-rounders since they have four of them. 

What Sacramento currently needs is a point guard. Perhaps this is the reason why Fox in on the team's radar. As of this moment, they have two playmakers in Darren Collison and Ty Lawson, but both are entering free agency next month. 

Meanwhile, maybe Jackson was included because Rudy Gay is expected to leave Sacramento this offseason. Similar to Collison and Lawson, Gay is going to test the free agency waters. 

Fox and Jackson could be excellent replacements for the veterans who are forecasted to part ways with the Kings. Unfortunately, they might end up having neither of them. 

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