Shazbazz Muhammad returned to Sacramento for a second pre-draft meeting with the Kings.
SACRAMENTO, CA - UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad returned to Sacramento to audition for the Kings for the second time in advance of next Thursday's NBA Draft.
Muhammad participated in a group workout on June 10 and then a day later, suffered a sprained left ankle. The injury prevented him from participating in workouts all of last week, including Saturday's in Sacramento.
New Kings General Manager Pete D'Alessandro, has already scouted Muhammad, as well as many of the other players in this year's draft class while working in Denver, before taking the job with Sacramento. He said not having Muhammad workout was not a big deal since he's seen him multiple times already.
Following the workout, D'Alessandro took Muhammad to lunch, where he hoped to learn more about the talented 20-year-old from Las Vegas.
"I've seen him a few times this year," said D'Alessandro. "I'll be able to talk to him and get to know the person and he'll get to know me."
Muhammad said he was surprised to be brought in a second time and felt he could be a great for the Kings.
"I just came down here to get comfortable with the coaching staff more, it's really feeling comfortable," Muhammad said.
John Dickson from Sacramento State, who played Fairfield High School, also participated in Saturday's workout.
Also joining the pre-draft workout were Doug Anderson from Detroit, A.J. Davis of James Madison, Georgia Tech's Mfon Udofia and Kwame Vaughn from Cal State-Fullerton.
Lehigh point guard C.J. McCollum will also return to Sacramento for a second look on Monday. He previously went up against Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams in a group workout session back on June 8.
New Mexico small forward Tony Snell is the only other player to return to Sacramento for a second look.
Sacramento presently owns the seventh pick in Thursday's draft.
By Sean Cunningham, SCunningham@News10.net