The Sacramento Kings had support for drafting Luka Doncic at No. 2 overall in 2018 from ownership, but Vlade Divac, Brandon Williams and Peja Stojakovic had concerns about his upside compared to Marvin Bagley.
The Kings also had concerns about how Doncic’s ball-dominance would impact De’Aaron Fox. Fox had a breakout sophomore season in 18-19 as Doncic was becoming Rookie of the Year.
Vivek Ranadive took an increased interest in the Kings’ scouting process earlier in the year with the belief it was a reaction to looming questions about why Doncic wasn’t selected in 2018.
The Kings were expecting Bagley to have a breakout sophomore season in 19-20, but he has been plagued by injuries.