Via trade Kings get Malachi Richardson, Syracuse guard at No. 22

The Charlotte Hornets will send Syracuse's Malachi Richardson, whom they selected with the No. 22 pick, to the Sacramento Kings in exchange forMarco Belinelli.

Player profile:


  • Age: 20 (freshman)

  • Height/weight: 6-foot-6, 200 pounds

  • 2015-16 stats: 13.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.1 AST



Chad Ford's Big Board ranking -- No. 15:"What scouts love most about Richardson is his ability to get his own shot off the bounce. He's one of the few guards in this draft who can really create offense for himself getting to the rim."More (Insider)

Kevin Pelton's stats and scouting ranking -- Not ranked:More (Insider)

Scouting report -- positives:


  • Athletic, versatile wing

  • Good athlete



Scouting report -- negatives:


  • Very inconsistent

  • Poor decision making and shot selection at times



Read the full scouting report (Insider)

ESPN Analytics projection (within his first five seasons):


  • Chances he'll be an All-Star: 1 percent

  • Chances he'll be a starter:9 percent

  • Chances he'll be a bench player: 44 percent

  • Chances he'll be a bust: 46 percent


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ESPN's Chad Ford discusses the strengths and weaknesses of Syracuse guard Malachi Richardson.

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