Beto Quadranilla, a young star from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, is in talks to play in the NBA as a rookie for the Sacramento Kings.
Quintanillas decision is the latest sign that the NBA is moving in the right direction with its talent pipeline, and one that could lead to an increase in NBA games played in the desert.
“I feel like the NBA has been working really hard to get these players and I’m hoping that they can get me there as soon as possible,” Quintanills uncle, Sergio Quintanillo, said.
“I’m not going to go into specifics because that’s not my place, but I would like to see them try to make sure they get me a contract, but if they can’t make a deal, they’re not going anywhere.”
Quintanillas team of scouts has been watching the Sacramento Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the past month, and they expect him to be a major addition to their roster.
“He’s a young player, he’s an exciting player, and he’s going to give us another big guy to go with our big men,” said Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro.
“We’re looking at a lot of players, we’ve got guys that we’re looking to add, and I think this is one of the guys that could really give us a big piece that can help us win games.”
Quintoillas name is one that intrigues NBA teams, especially as the NBA draft is coming up in a month, but they’re waiting for him to get some assurances about whether or not he will be able to join the Kings.
“The NBA is a great league, and we’ve seen great players, but that’s the first step, and you want to see if they’re willing to take a chance on you,” said Quintanillos uncle.
D’Alicandro also said that Quintanila’s draft status has not been finalized.”
If they can do that, then I will definitely be a Sacramento Kings player.”
D’Alicandro also said that Quintanila’s draft status has not been finalized.
The NBA draft lottery will be held on May 17 and the Kings will play their first game on May 23.