Baylor point guard and first-round draft prospect Jared Butler met with the Kings earlier this week, according to Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee.
Butler and Kings executives met in Sacramento for dinner and an interview, though he is not expected to work out for the team, Anderson noted. The Kings own the No. 9 overall selection in the NBA Draft, but Butler isn’t expected to be taken until the Nos. 25-30 range.
As Anderson also relayed, Butler’s future is “uncertain” after being unable to participate in on-court activities because of a heart condition. “The 21-year-old guard will not be permitted to practice or play in the NBA until a panel of physicians determines if he can continue his basketball career,” Anderson wrote.
Selected Most Outstanding Player in the Final Four, Butler was the floor leader for the NCAA champion Bears.
Sacramento also owns the No. 39 overall pick, so should Butler fall to the second round, he could be an option there.
“It’s not clear how Butler might fit into the Kings’ plans,” Anderson wrote. “De’Aaron Fox, Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield and Delon Wright are all under contract next season while Terence Davis is entering restricted free agency.”