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Report: Kings looking to trade No. 8 pick in effort to pick up veteran

The Kings finished second to last behind the Lakers in the Pacific Division last season. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images) The Kings finished second to last behind the Lakers in the Pacific Division last season. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

The Sacramento Kings are looking to trade their No. 8 pick in this year's draft, according to a report from Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com.

Citing league sources, the report says the Kings front office would rather add a veteran to a core of young talent rather than get even younger. That core includes center DeMarcus Cousins, swingman Derrick Williams and guards Isaiah Thomas, Ben McLemore and Ray MaCallum, the latter of whom emerged as a surprising young piece to the Kings' roster late in the season.

Thomas is the oldest in that group at 25 years old, and the average age of that core is only 22.

SI.com's Chris Mannix has the Kings drafting 6-foot-10 Dario Saric out of Croatia in his latest mock draft, a point-forward who possesses playmaking ability even as a big man. 

The Kings finished 28-54 last season, with only the Lakers finishing worse in the Pacific Division.

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