OK, so I'm listening to the Rise Guys and Jerry Reynolds comes on to debunk Ailene Voisin's article, championing him as the ideal candidate for coach. By the way, was I the only one that thought to myself, "Wow, Ailene had a deadline and nothing to write, so she just pulled this doozy out of her ass." Also, how many times is she going to pimp anyone associated with the Monarchs for coach? We get the point, Ailene. Trust me, message received, loud and clear. Please let's move forward.
Anyhow, so Jerry comes on the show and is all folksy, doing his Mr. Chuckles' routine, and everything is going along as it normally does, but then he said something that struck me as revealing. When asked about who the Kings would take in the draft, he said, and I'm paraphrasing here, "We are going to get a good player. There are more than 4 good players in this draft. We like this draft (all the usual propaganda and spin that has been coming out of Jerry and Grant's mouth ever since we completely crapped the bed at the lottery), but then he said, "Even if there is a player available that everyone wants, we may not take him. We are going to take the player we feel is best."
It might just be me reading into things too deeply, but that last part seemed to be directly addressing the Rubio situation. I immediatley began to wonder if we are one of the teams that isn't super enamored with El Pistola.
Also, in previous telecasts, I have noticed that Jerry has brought up Tyreke Evans' name a few times as a draft possibility. There may be nothing to it, but I think it might be worth watching what Jerry says very closely here in the near future. Furthermore, if we do end up taking a player like Evans or Curry with Rubio still on the board, I will be convinced that someone in the Kings brass felt it more important to spin the pick ahead of time and, in essence, do some damage control, rather than to be concerned about tipping their hand to other teams as to who they like in the draft.