Report: Suns, Kings discussing NBA Draft trade that could be 'dream scenario' for Suns

Posted at 5:38 PM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-15 14:54:39-04

UPDATE: Jordan Schultz reports the Kings' asking price for picks No. 5 and No. 10 has gone up, and the Suns "will not accommodate" those demands.


The Sacramento Kings have their eyes on a player they really, really want, and they may be willing to give up a lot to the Phoenix Suns in order to get him, according to a report.

NBA insider Jordan Schultz reported Wednesday that the Kings want to grab Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft. The only problem: The Kings, who have the No. 5 overall pick, believe the Suns could take Fox with the No. 4 pick.

So, Schultz says the Kings may look to trade their No. 5 pick, along with their No. 10 pick, to the Suns in exchange for the No. 4 pick. "A lot to give up for (the Kings), but that's how much they love Fox," Schultz tweeted, adding the trade could be a "dream scenario" for the Suns, who could still land a top player in Duke small forward Jayson Tatum or Florida State small/power forward Jonathan Isaac with the fifth pick.

Schultz said it's "unclear" whether the Kings have made an official offer to the Suns. He added a possible trade with the Philadelphia 76ers for the No. 3 pick could be the more likely scenario.

The trade could also be contingent on whether Kansas small forward Josh Jackson, along with point guards Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball, are off the board by the time the No. 4 pick comes around.

The 2017 NBA Draft will begin at 4 p.m. Arizona time on Thursday, June 22. It will be broadcast live on ESPN.