Jaden Ivey doesn't sound like a guy who wants to be drafted by the Kings
Ivey, a consensus All-American, is widely expected to be the fourth player off the board behind Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren and Jabari Smith Jr.
He explained he hasn’t intentionally avoided the Kings.
I’m kinda just letting this process just handle itself. If I got drafted there, it wouldn’t be the worst option.
However, it appears there is more to the situation than that.
A report surfaced last week that stated Sacramento is not Ivey’s preferred destination.
The Knicks were mentioned last week among the teams that have expressed interest in potentially moving up to the fourth spot to take Ivey.
Ivey believes he could fit in with the Kings, or any other team.
They recently just drafted Davion Mitchell. They have guys like (Domantas) Sabonis.
Ivey averaged 17.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists as a sophomore last season at Purdue.
Of course, the Kings can still draft Ivey despite not speaking with him.
In any case, Ivey has spent much of the summer in Los Angeles training at Proactive Sports Performance.
The Kings have been mentioned as a team looking to make a move, so it very well could be another team selecting fourth on Thursday.