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NBA Mock Draft: Sacramento Kings trade for #16, select Elfrid Payton

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SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making or trading "their" team's pick. We continue with the next pick in the 2014 NBA Mock Draft with Sactown Royalty selecting guard Elfrid Payton from La Lafayette following a trade.

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NBA Mock Draft Pick #16, Elfrid Payton, Guard, La Lafayette

SB Nation's Kings blog Sactown Royalty explains the pick following an earlier trade with Blog A Bull:

With the 16th pick in the NBA Draft the Sacramento Kings select Elfrid Payton.

Payton gives the Kings a big PG that can play defense and distribute the ball who has a lot of potential should he improve his shooting. He's big enough that he can guard both backcourt positions and gives the Kings depth in the backcourt whether or not the team decides to re-sign Isaiah Thomas. He theoretically should be able to play with any other member of the Kings backcourt, whether it be Isaiah Thomas, Ben McLemore or Ray McCallum.

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1 Cleveland Cavaliers: ANDREW WIGGINS 
2 Milwaukee Bucks JABARI PARKER
3 Philadelphia 76ers DANTE EXUM
4 Orlando Magic JULIUS RANDLE
5 Utah Jazz JOEL EMBIID
6 Minnesota Timberwolves (Via Celtics) AARON GORDON
7 Los Angeles Lakers NOAH VONLEH
8 Philadelphia 76ers (via Kings) DARIO SARIC
9 Charlotte Hornets DOUG MCDERMOTT
10 Chicago Bulls (via 76ers) MARCUS SMART
11 Denver Nuggets ZACH LAVINE 
12 Orlando Magic TYLER ENNIS
13 Phoenix Suns (via Timberwolves) ADREIAN PAYNE
14 Phoenix Suns NIK STAUSKAS
15 Atlanta Hawks GARY HARRIS
16 Sacramento Kings (via Chicago Bulls) ELFRID PAYTON
17 Boston Celtics
18 Phoenix Suns
19 Chicago Bulls
20 Toronto Raptors
21 Oklahoma City Thunder
22 Memphis Grizzlies
23 Utah Jazz
24 Charlotte Hornets
25 Houston Rockets
26 Miami Heat
27 Phoenix Suns
28 Los Angeles Clippers
29 Oklahoma City Thunder
30 San Antonio Spurs