The kings are headed to another lottery year. But, there are couple of positive things that we can definitely hold onto. First is the possibility of another high pick. Second is our cap space next season.
I'll start off by saying that in my opinion, with the kings current lineup, 2 position out of the 5 stating position is in need of revamp BADLY. 1st is C, 2nd is SG. Sacramento's interior offense and defense stinks. They have no legit big man who can bang bodies night in and night out. Secondly, They have no SG who can be officially the backcourt partner of Reke. Well, the kings could certainly solve this 2 problems using the draft and the upcoming free agency.
In my opinion, Petrie has 2 main options here, 1st, draft an SG then get a bigman in the free agent pool. Second we could draft our C, and then get an SG in th free agency pool.
Let's further discuss the first option. With our current record we could expect to be on the range of 1st to 5th pick. If we do get that 1st to 5th pick, the ONLY options that the kings should consider for SG are Evan Turner and John Wall. NO ONE ELSE. Evan Turner for me, is "the man" of this year's draft. He is a beast. His averages as of today is something like 20ppg, 9rpg and 6apg. I mean, how often do we see a SG rebound that well. Plus he plays point forward. 6 assist is good when you already score 20. This means he can HELP tyreke create plays for this team which is huge. Kinda reminds me of a Brandon Roy/ Joe Johnson. Second, if we don't get Turner then I personally think we should get Wall. I know he plays PG, but, come on, he is a projected top pick. Basketball analyst says he can be compared to derrick rose at his full potential. An explosive guard that can finish above the rim, create his own shots, able to go to the FT line AT WILL. This guy is freaking athletic! So much potential that we cannot afford to pass out on this prospect if ever(but only if Turner ain't available). But, I would prioritize Turner because he can easily play alongside Reke coz he's a natura 2 guard. Plus, Turner's shooting actually compliments Reke's driving ability. As to Wall, I know he and tyreke plays at 1 spot. But I believe Evans is a combo G not a pure PG. He can Slide at 2 spot whenever he and Wall are on the court at the same time just like what they do when Reke and Beno plays. After that. We can use our cap space to find a bigman that would give us stability and consistent threat down low. I know CB4 is just to good to be true. But there are a bunce of other second option bigman in the pool. Option number 1: Amare Stoudemire. He is a beast since after the all star break averaging 27ppg along with 9.9rpg. He is back to old form posterizing defenders, finishing above the rim and soaring high again. Proving to us that if he wants it, he can really step on the gas pedal AT WILL. I know his defensive play is an issue, but just as I've said, If he focus, he can LEARN. Option 2: Carlos Boozer. Mr. 20-10. Double double machine. Plays better D than Amare. Need I say more? Option 3: David Lee. Undersized C but pretty much Mr, do-it-all C. He score, he rebounds so well. his passing ability is fine. He has a midrange game, back-to-the-basket moves. Plus, he could be the cheapest among the 4 options(including CB4).
Second option. Turner and Wall would probably go as the top 2 picks. If we don't get those picks, then I think we should pursue a bigman instead of an SG mainly because aside from the two, no other SG in the draft is deserving of our top pick. Having said that, I think we should dedicate the pick in finding a legit bigman. As of now, I see 3 very good potential C/PF in this draft. Option 1: DeMarcus Cousins. This guy is beasting downlow. 6'11, 270 lbs. He has a lot of potential. A go-to scorer in Kentucky, he has low post moves, Mid range game, Ability to go FT line, and has some Shot blocking ability. His efficiency stands out among other bigman in the draft averaging 15pts and 9.8rebounds in just 23 mins of playing time. Option 2: Derrick Favors. I've watched this guy. Huge upside, Freakish Athleticism, He is so quick for his size (6'10 240lbs). His wingspan is amazing that enables him to play good Defense. Option 3: Al Farouq Aminu. At 6'8 he can play 3 or 4 spot, creating mismatches. He is so versatile. Puts the ball on the floor. Can finish strong to the basket. Quick around the rim. Averages 15.8pts 10rpg. I can see him as a young Josh Smith/ Gerald Wallace. Imagine having that kind of talent in this team. After that, we can find ourselves someone from the free agent pool to aid our SG woes. Obviously LeBron/Wade is to good to be true. so we can go see other options. Option 1: Joe Johnson. We all know what this guy brings to the table every game. A proven Scorer, perennial All star. at SG, He can create plays for him and his teammates. Clutch shooter. Option 2: Rudy Gay. The guy is so athletic. He can do almost everything. Score Rebound and pass, and the best thing is that he is only 23! Unlike JJ, he is not yet in his peak, meaning he will still improve. But the thing is, he is a restricted free agent, and we dont want to overpay him so that memphis cant match out offer.
So these are the options we can make this offseason. Of course it is not the only options. I sure hope Geoff Petrie will make the right decision regarding this.
Give some comments guys. BTW this is my 1st fanpost so dont be too hard on me. :)