by Russell Preston, KHTK Sacramento

The Sacramento Kings announced Monday they will host 6-foot-2 guard Cameron Payne from Murray State and 7-foot-1 center Willie Cauley-Stein out of Kentucky for a pre-draft workout on Thursday.

The Kings own the No. 6 overall pick in the NBA draft, taking place on June 25. With a shortage of point guards and centers, the Kings will be looking hard at these two players in particular.

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After working out nine other draft prospects, the Kings will plan more workouts like these with players expecting to be drafted.

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On June 4, the Kings hosted:

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  • Satnam Singh (C – 7’2” 290 lbs.) IMG Academy
  • David Kravish (PF – 6’10” 240 lbs.) California
  • Stefan Nastic (C – 6’11” 238 lbs.) Stanford

On May 29th, the Kings hosted:

  • Corey Hawkins (PG/SG – 6’2” 192 lbs.) UC Davis
  • Mikh McKinney (PG – 6’1” 170 lbs.) Sacramento State
  • Shaquielle McKissic (SF – 6’5” 200 lbs.) Arizona State
  • Alan Williams (PF/C – 6’8” 264 lbs.) UC Santa Barbara
  • Charles Jackson (PF/C – 6’10” 225 lbs.) Tennessee Tech
  • Will Davis II (SF – 6’8” 209 lbs.) UC Irvine