Kings land 7th pick in 2013 NBA Lottery

Published: Tuesday, May. 21, 2013 - 6:39 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2013 - 5:38 pm

With coach Keith Smart representing the team at the NBA lottery selection tonight in New York City, the Kings drew the seventh pick for next month's draft.

The Kings have won the seventh spot five times since the lottery began in 1985, more than any other franchise.

The draft will be held on June 27, also in New York City. It will be the first draft under the new ownership of general partner Vivek Ranadive.

The Cleveland Cavaliers won the lottery for the second time in three years. The last time the Cavaliers picked No. 1, they selected Kyrie Irving who went on to win the league's Most Valuable Rookie Award.

The Orlando Magic, which had the best odds to win the lottery, will pick second. The Washington Wizards third.

The last time the Kings had the seventh pick, the team selected Bismack Biyombo, a center from Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was traded to Charlotte for guard Jimmer Fredette.

Return for more on this story, and read Wednesday's Sports section for more coverage.

A look at the Kings history of picking seventh in the NBA Draft:

1990 Lionel Simmons, La Salle 1992 Walt Williams, Maryland 1993 Bobby Hurley, Duke 1998 Jason Williams, Florida 2011 • Bismack Biyombo, Congo • -Traded to Charlotte for Jimmer Fredette

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