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Kings begin workouts with Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State, Noah Vonleh of Indiana

The Kings, who have the eighth pick in the NBA Draft on June 26, began their pre-draft workouts this morning with the first of two four-player sessions.

Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, Indiana forward/center Noah Vonleh, Oregon State forward/center Eric Moreland and Louisiana-Lafayette guard Elfrid Payton worked out this morning.

“We’re taking a look at all the guys we might be looking at eight and other possibilities as well,” Kings assistant general manager Mike Bratz said. “Getting another pick in the second round possibly, free agents we might want to be bring into our program. We had a combination of players workout.”

Smart and Vonleh are two players the Kings might consider with the eight pick.

At 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, Smart is a physical point guard who would give opponents problems with his size. Vonleh (6-10, 240) would be a power forward with the Kings.

Bratz praised Vonleh’s skills and said the workout allowed him to show he could step out on the floor and handle the ball and shoot.

The second workout featured one first-round prospect, Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis. Pepperdine forward/center Brendan Lane of Rocklin High School, UTEP center John Bohannon and St. Mary’s guard Stephen Holt also worked out.

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