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Jason Jones, Sacramento Kings beat writer

Hood, LaVine highlight Kings’ pre-draft workout Friday

06/18/2014 7:00 PM

06/18/2014 7:01 PM

Duke forward Rodney Hood and UCLA guard Zach LaVine are possible lottery picks the Kings will host in a pre-draft workout Friday.

Hood was scheduled to work out for the Kings last Saturday but had to withdraw from the workout.

Hood averaged 16.1 points for the Blue Devils last season. Hood made 42 percent of his three pointers for Duke and was a second team All-ACC selection.

LaVine is one of the most intriguing prospects. He averaged just 9.4 points for the Bruins, but impressed as his freshman season progressed and could end up a top-10 pick.

LaVine is one of the most athletic players available. He recorded a running 46-inch vertical leap in a workout with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kings workout participants, June 20:

Sim Bhullar (New Mexico State) 7-5, 360 center

Rodney Hood (Duke) 6-8, 215 forward

Zach LaVine (UCLA) 6-5, 180 guard

Nick Johnson (Arizona) 6-3, 200 guard

Elijah Pittman (Marshall/Delaware NBA D-League) 6-9, 230 forward

Richard Solomon (California) 6-10, 235 forward

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Jason Jones, who joined The Sacramento Bee in 2002, has covered the Kings since 2008. Jones, a UC Berkeley graduate, also has covered high school sports, the Oakland Raiders and the Sacramento Monarchs for The Bee. Contact him at Twitter: @mr_jasonjones

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