Piggybacking on an earlier Yahoo Sports! Report, I just spoke with a league source who maintains the Sacramento Kings are interested in forward Mario Hezonja if he falls to the sixth pick.
If Hezonja is off the board, Sacramento has also been intrigued with the upside of center Willie Cauley-Stein, who is projected by some to land slightly out of the top 10.
This means the Kings will be in the market of entertaining various trade down scenarios in order to secure another asset and potentially land Cauley-Stein if still available.
– via Lang Greene, Basketball Insiders
Report: Aldridge Told Blazers He’s Leaving
The writing is on the wall that we’ve seen the last of LaMarcus Aldridge in a Portland Trail Blazers uniform. Their trade of Nicolas Batum on Wednesday might not be the end of Portland’s roster overhaul.
A Western Conference executive with knowledge of the Aldridge pursuit has told The Columbian that the free-agent has already informed the Blazers that he will not return to the Northwest.