Philadelphia 76ers guard Nik Stauskas hasn’t forgot July 1, 2015 — the day the Sacramento Kings traded him to the Philadelphia 76ers.
On Tuesday night in the NBA Draft Lottery, his current team won a pick swap with his former and secured the No. 3 overall pick in the NBA Draft. He took to Twitter to troll the Kings with a catchy rhythm and all-out brag all in fewer than 140 characters.
Stauskas spent only one season in Sacramento, then was shipped out after a less-than-stellar rookie campaign, and things seem to have worked out in his favor. He has found a more consistent role in Philadelphia, averaging 26.1 minutes in his two seasons with the 76ers compared to 15.1 minutes with the Kings, while doubling his scoring and assist averages.
Nonetheless, being traded after one season stings the pride of a young NBA player. But with several years of experience under his belt and time to develop himself as a player, he’s feeling confident as ever about where his team stands after a big night at the draft lottery.
The Kings did not win the pick swap. However, the Kings have two lottery picks at No. 5 and No. 10.