There is a greater sense of normalcy to the Kings’ draft process this year.

There is no ownership change. The outgoing front office team isn’t coordinating workouts with the incoming coach.

The general manager won’t be hired with less than a month to prepare.

The Kings begin hosting college prospects for pre-draft workouts this morning with the first of two four-player sessions.

General manager Pete D’Alessandro is much more comfortable this year preparing for the workouts. Last year, he was playing catch-up with the Kings after being hired in June.

“A lot of talking with agents right now, lining things up,” D’Alessandro said. “I think there are a lot of strategies that are employed by agencies, agents and players through the process and you have to work through the process.”

That process includes convincing players to visit Sacramento for workouts, which begin with two prospects considered worthy of the Kings’ consideration with the eighth overall pick.

Indiana forward/center Noah Vonleh and Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart highlight the first workout, which also includes Oregon State forward/center Eric Moreland and Louisiana-Lafayette guard Elfrid Payton.

The second workout features one possible lottery pick, Syracuse guard Tyler Ennis. UTEP center John Bohannon, Saint Mary’s guard Stephen Holt and Pepperdine forward/center Brendan Lane will join Ennis. Lane is a former Rocklin High School standout who began his college career at UCLA.

Vonleh, who played one season at Indiana, is one of the best big men available in the draft. The Kings have been seeking the ideal power forward to play alongside DeMarcus Cousins, and Vonleh, should he be available, could be a fit. The Kings want an athletic big man with good defensive skills.