The War Room: Kings Take Grantland Behind the Scenes at the NBA Draft


Ever wanted to know why your favorite team picked a certain player in the draft? You don’t think Washington Wizards fans want to see what brain trust was behind the Otto Porter Jr. pick last year? What about what possesed the Raptors to take a Brazilian guy named Bruno 20th overall in this years’ draft? Luckily for us the Sacramento Kings were kind enough to let us in.

The Kings let Grantland’s cameras in for an exclusive look into the draft war room and the preparation that goes into making a draft pick. The video, executive produced by Jonathan Hock shows the Kings breaking down the analytics of top prospects, trade-up scenarios and trade-out scenarios. This goes to show that making a NBA draft pick requires more work than simply watching basketball.