Mock Draft Summary: The Day After

ESPN's Chad Ford has Minnesota taking Wesley Johnson at No. 4, and the Kings taking DeMarcus Cousins at No. 5.

[A]t No. 5, he would be a great pick for the Kings, giving them toughness, rebounding and a legitimate, low-post scorer. Teaming him with Carl Landry, Jason Thompson and Spencer Hawes would give Sacramento a very good front line.

Scott Schroeder's Ridiculous Upside mock has Cousins off the board, and the Kings taking Johnson.

Though the Kings most wanted a legitimate big man to pair with former lottery picks Jason Thompson and Spencer Hawes, the best player available won't be a terrible option - especially when the small forward spot was the least productive position for Sactown last season.  Johnson can shoot (42% from beyond the arc last season), rebound and get up and down the floor and seemingly play defense (he averaged just under two steals and two blocks per game).

DraftExpress has the Kings taking Al-Farouq Aminu, despite Wes being on the board. Jonathan Givony also tweeted that he'd be surprised if the Wolves took Wes over Cousins because of the progress Corey Brewer made this season, and that Omri Casspi is a "clearcut backup." For the record, Casspi outperformed Brewer in every category but steals and assists this season, and is two years younger, and is half the price. (Brewer did score a bit more than Casspi, but that was because of extra shots. Casspi shot better than Brewer.)

My mock at FanHouse has the Wolves picking up Wes, and the Kings nabbing Cousins. 

UPDATE: Ian Thomsen's first mock for SI.com is live. He has the Kings taking Aminu over Wes.

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