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How to best improve the team this offseason?

As I see it, we now have a team that revolves around Tyreke, so the question then becomes," What players will work well with Tyreke?"  In essence, we need to look at how best to leverage his talents and hide his weaknesses.

To do so, we need to look at Reke's strengths and weaknesses (objectively) to better understand what pieces are needed to be successful. When I look Tyreke, I see a player that is great at driving and finishing at the rim; good at driving and kicking to perimeter shooters; poor at shooting from outside and (at this point) limited in terms of playmaking.

He may become a better playmaker (he has already improved greatly from the beginning of the season), but at this point, he still has a long way to go. I don't want to start another argument over what his true position is (that's not my objective here), but if you are Geoff Petrie, you really do need to ask yourself, "Do we try to put more of a pass-first point guard next to Tyreke or do we put a more traditional two guard (that shoots well from outside) next to him and hope he develops more evolved passing abilities.

I am thinking that we need to go with more of a playmaker. Why, you ask?  Well, currently, we have a point guard in Beno playing next to him, and this works relatively well. Prior to this arrangement, we had a sweet shooting traditional two (Kevin Martin) next to him, and things just never clicked. Had we given it more time, Reke and Kevin might have worked better, but the offense usually stagnated when the two were on the floor together.

If we are to luck out and get a top pick, which way should we go? I don't really see Reke and John Wall as a great fit because their skills are so similar. Both are great in the open floor and a handful driving to the basket, but neither has a consistent outside shot or great playmaking skills (both are willing passers, but they don't make others better with their passing). I might consider trading Wall, if we were lucky enough to get the first pick, for Stephen Curry (I would try to get more than just Curry, but I think he is a better fit). Similarly, I don't see Evan Turner as a great complement as he is more of a shooting guard that creates for his teammates, drives well, but needs the ball in his hands to be effective (in essence, he is the Tyreke Evans of the 2010 draft).

Similarly, what type of a big man would work better with Tyreke? Cousins or Favors? As I see it, Cousins may be the better fit because he is the type of guy you dump the ball into whereas Favors may be less likely to create with his back to the basket. That being said, Favors could be the defensive, shot blocking presence we have always needed.

So if you ran the Kings and could call the shot on draft day, what would you do?

(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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