I mentioned this before in a thread, but I don't think it has really been discussed. I think the Kings will have a very good handle on what the situation is with DeMarcus Cousins and his "baggage."
With Tyreke being close to Coach Cal, we should know all of the dirt on Cousins. If Calipari trashes the guy behind closed doors, we should be one of the teams with the best information. That being said, Tyreke seemed really high on Cousins when he mentioned who he wanted to us to pick, and you would think if Coach Cal had said bad things about the guy, Tyreke wouldn't have been campaiging for him.
In my mind, if Cousins is available and we take him, I have to assume GP is fine with his issues. This is the best case scenario in my mind.
Second best scenario is Cousins isn't available and we take Wes Johnson. I am fine with Johnson, and I really think he will be a good player. Love the hops and the jumper. I think he could be an all-star caliber player, great defender and rebounder for a wing player. If he can play the 2 with Tyreke, we could have a devestating backcourt.
Worst case scenario is Cousins is available and we pass on him. Obviously, this means Petrie knows more than we do and he isn't comfortable with Cousins (and Petrie is a GM that has been OK with JWill, CWebb, Vernon Maxwell and Bonzi Wells), so that means he really must be a risk. I think talent-wise, there is a big drop off after 5 and if we pass on him, it means his baggage is too much to deal with. In this case, we are forced to go (in my mind) to second tier players like Aminu, Monroe, and Alrich (my least favorite pick).
Thus, I really hope we get either Cousins or Johnson.
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