The Kings selected Willie Cauley-Stein, a center/forward from Kentucky, with the No. 6 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft.
Cauley-Stein is 7-foot-1 and 240 pounds and is considered a strong defender and rebounder.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves picked center Karl-Anthony Towns of Kentucky first overall in the draft that took place at Barclays Center in New York.
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Here’s how the first round of the draft played out.
1) MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
Timberwolves pick 6-foot-11 Karl-Anthony Towns of Kentucky first overall in NBA draft. They were the only team Towns worked out for. He’s the son of a high school coach was practicing with the junior varsity while still in grade school. An estimated 10,000 people filed into Target Center to watch the long-suffering Timberwolves make the first overall pick in the NBA draft, and they didn't go home disappointed, the Associated Press reported.
2) LOS ANGELES LAKERS
The Lakers pick D’Angelo Russell, point guard out of Ohio State. The dynamic player will be cast as the understudy to LA's current star, 37-year-old Kobe Bryant.
3) PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
The 76ers take Duke center Jahlil Okafor. He’s a great inside scorer and rebounder. Okafor, 6-foot-11, 270-pounds, joins a frontcourt already stocked with Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid. Embiid was the No. 3 pick last year and missed the entire season with a broken right foot. A Sixers official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team was not publicly discussing their plans, told The Associated Press the team expects to keep Okafor and not use him as draft night trade bait.
4) NEW YORK KNICKS
The Knicks grab Kristaps Porzingis, a power foward out of Latvia. He played in Spain’s pro league. The Knicks fans inside the Barclay Center did not appear happy with the selection. Porzingis is 7-1.
5) ORLANDO MAGIC
The Magic select Mario Hezonja, shooting guard, who played in Spain and hails from Croatia.
6) SACRAMENTO KINGS
Sacramento Kings take Willie Cauley-Stein of Kentucky. Cauley-Stein, 7-foot-1 and 240 pounds, is considered a strong defender and rebounder. Cauley-Stein, who played three seasons for Kentucky, averaged 8.9 points and 6.4 rebounds last season.
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7) DENVER NUGGETS
The Nuggests take Emmanuel Mudiay, a point guard from Texas, who played in China.
8) DETROIT PISTONS
Stanley Johnson of Arizona is taken by the Pistons.
9) CHARLOTTE HORNETS
The Hornets decide on Wisconsin power forward Frank Kaminsky, an excellent passer and a three-pointer threat. Frank Kaminsky is the eighth player that owner Michael Jordan has a hand in selecting.
10) MIAMI HEAT
The Heat select what was believed to be the best player left on the board at the time - Justise Winslow, the Duke shooting guard.
11) INDIANA PACERS
The Pacers choose Texas power forward Myles Turner, who is reportedly working on his post game.
12) UTAH JAZZ
The Jazz take Trey Lyles, the Kentucky power forward.
13) PHOENIX SUNS
Kentucky shooting guard Devin Booker will head to the Suns. The pick marked four Wildcats taken in the lottery in a single draft. It tied the record set by North Carolina 10 years ago.
14) OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
OKC drafts Cameron Payne, the point guard from Murray State, hoping on being another mid-major success.
15) ATLANTA HAWKS
The first non-Lottery pick is Kelly Oubre, the Kansas shooting guard. There’s nothing subtle about Oubre. The freshman showed off some original, spike-covered, white slip-ons after he was taken with the 15th overall pick in the draft. When he was interviewed during ESPN's coverage, Oubre declared: "Whoever gets me is getting a jewel."
16) BOSTON CELTICS
Louisville point guard Terry Rozier is picked to solidify the Celtics backcourt.
17) MILWAUKEE BUCKS
The Bucks take 18-year-old shooting guard Rashad Vaughn out of UNLV.
18) HOUSTON ROCKETS
Sam Decker, who played great for Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament, goes to Houston. He’s a small forward who can knock down the long ball.
19) WASHINGTON WIZARDS
The Wizards take point guard Jerian Grant, an All-American who can pass and finish at the hoop.
20) TORONTO RAPTORS
The Raptors go with Delon Wright, Utah point guard.
21) DALLAS MAVERICKS
Physical Virginia shooting guard Justin Anderson is heading to Texas.
22) CHICAGO BULLS
The Bulls select SCC Player of the Year Bobby Portis, a skilled big man from Arkansas.
23) PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
The Blazers pick Rondae Hollis-Jefferson out of Arizona.
24) CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
Duke point guard taken by the Cavs.
25) MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
The Grizzlies go for Jarell Martin, big and physical LSU power forward.
26) SAN ANTONIO SPURS
The Spurs go get some size in powerful center Nikola Milutinov out of Serbia.
27) LOS ANGELES LAKERS
Larry Nance Jr., power forward out of Wyoming, is going to Los Angeles. Ryan Holmgren of the Casper Star-Tribune wrote that the Wyoming star's humble, inviting personality has impressed scouts and general managers during workouts leading up to Thursday's NBA Draft every bit as much as his game.
28) BOSTON CELTICS
The Celtics select skillful, long-range shooter R.J. Hunter, who may be the first Georgia State player to make the NBA.
29) BROOKLYN NETS
The Nets take 6-foot-9, 199-pound Chris McCullough, power forward out of Syracuse.
30) GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
The 2015 NBA champions use their pick to select Kevon Looney of UCLA.
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The Los Angeles Clippers do not have a draft pick.
RECENT NBA DRAFT NO. 1 SELECTIONS
2014_Andrew Wiggins, G, Cleveland, Kansas
2013_Anthony Bennett, F, Cleveland, UNLV
2012_Anthony Davis, F, New Orleans, Kentucky
2011_Kyrie Irving, G, Cleveland, Duke
2010_John Wall, G, Washington, Kentucky
2009_Blake Griffin, F, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma
2008_Derrick Rose, G, Chicago, Memphis
2007_Greg Oden, C, Portland, Ohio State
2006_Andrea Bargnani, F, Toronto, Benetton Treviso (Italy)
2005_Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee, C, Utah
2004_Dwight Howard, Orlando, F, Southwest Atlantic Christian Academy (Atlanta)
2003_LeBron James, Cleveland, G, St. Vincent-St. Mary HS
2002_Yao Ming, Houston, C, China
2001_Kwame Brown, Washington, F-C, Glynn Academy HS
2000_Kenyon Martin, New Jersey, F, Cincinnati
1999_Elton Brand, Chicago, F, Duke
1998_Michael Olowokandi, Los Angeles Clippers, C, Pacific
1997_Tim Duncan, San Antonio, C, Wake Forest
1996_Allen Iverson, Philadelphia, G, Georgetown
1995_Joe Smith, Golden State, C, Maryland
1994_Glenn Robinson, Milwaukee, F, Purdue
1993_Chris Webber, Orlando, F, Michigan
1992_Shaquille O'Neal, Orlando, C, Louisiana State