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Future Kings PG???

Below is a link to a pretty damn good article about Brandon Jennings from Espn.com

http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?section=magazine&id=3715746

There was some talk earlier on in the year initiated on STR regarding the 09 Draft and how it could affect the future of the PG position on the Kings. I said it then, and I'll say it again, I hope the Kings pick up a PG with their top pick in the 09 Draft, assuming of course that there isnt an oppotunity that Petrie and Co. cant refuse. I think Beno can become a decent NBA PG, especially as he continues to develop, but truth of the matter is that he should not be a starting PG in the NBA on any team that has aspirations to succeed. Lets not forget that our starting PG was let go by the Spurs and CUT by the horrible T-Wolves. I understand that being cut from a team isnt always an indicator of a guys worth, but it sure as hell does speak (even if in little part) to a guys game. For the record, I would like to see Beno come off the Kings bench as our 6th man in 09'-10' where I believe he belongs, and can be damn effective. Aside from the 1, I see the Kings having 2-5 (with what ive seen from Shock and Hawes & the potential that Greene brings to the table) in place for years to come. I'm intruiged with the possibility of that missing piece currently playing in a ski resort town in Italy.

The article posted above speaks for itself but for those of you choosing not to read it, I'll summarize my thoughts from it. Along with Rubio (who has a strong fanbase already,) Brandon Jennings is the most intruiging figure playing amateur ball right now. Although I still think he should have enrolled at Point Guard U (Zona, for all you lacking College Hoops lingo,) he seems to be truly benefitting from playing overseas. When this question of whether Rubio or Jennings would be a better prospect, an STR member (I think it was KingsfaninCentralEurope,) indicated that Jennings had been struggling overseas. The article briefly touches on this and continues to explain how his Croatian coach has "whooped" him into shape with some tough-love and dicipline. This dicipline approach rarely occurs in the States on college campuses when it comes to  prized recruits, hence why soo many studs in college come out after a year and are still undicipline. The article alludes to the fact that Jnnings has replaced some of his "flashier tendencies" with a more conventional approach to the game (Think Derrick Rose as opposed to Sebastian Telfair).If Jennings can use this year overseas as a maturing lesson, he can truely benefit from the experience and become a better NBA PG than he would have if he had chosen the "one and done" approach in college. He'll definently be a lottery pick and I hope the Kings can grab him up before some other lottery-stricken team does, its obvious we need an NBA starting PG.......That is, of course, Rubio decides to enter and hasnt already mezmorized GP & Co.

(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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