NBA prospect Michael Porter Jr. is 'motivated' to prove himself
Members of the Kings' front office will be in Chicago on Friday for a workout featuring Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr.
The freshman is also working out for a second time next week in Chicago for teams selecting in the top 10, which the Kings will attend.
Sacramento, which has the second pick in the NBA draft on June 21, has hosted multiple pre-draft workouts with players who are not considered first-round prospects. The Kings have had to travel to see elite prospects, as many pass on individual workouts for teams.
Kings principal owner Vivek Ranadive and general manager Vlade Divac were in Spain this week to watch EuroLeague star Luka Doncic. Doncic is considered by many pundits to be worthy of the second-overall pick.
The 19-year-old Slovenian became the youngest EuroLeague MVP last month and was also MVP of the EuroLeague Final Four, leading Real Madrid to the championship.
Porter was considered the top high school player in the country as a senior but missed most his freshman season after back surgery. He played in just three games.
Porter said at last month's NBA Combine that he is healthy and looking to prove he is the best player in the draft.
Phoenix is expected to select Arizona center Deandre Ayton first overall.
Ayton worked out for Phoenix on Wednesday and said he is not planning to work out for other teams, because he's confident he'll be taken No. 1 overall.