Well, I was thinking and I haven't written a FanPost in a while. I didn't want to write one just for the sake of writing one, so I really had to think hard about something to write about that would spark something up. I got the idea of this FanPost while watching one of the Kings summer league games. In fact, the person that gave me this idea was none other than Robert Horry, one of the most hated players in the hearts of Kings fans. He was on air for an interview and presented an interesting idea; The idea of adding another team to the league.
That led me to thinking about a possible expansion draft, and the subsequent question...
Who would you protect?
(I never listen to that music you "old-timers" put right here, so I'll give you a classic of mine :)
The last time an expansion draft occurred was 2004 with the Charlotte Bobcats. That expansion draft, as many of you know, was the one in which the Bobcats took Gerald Wallace from us. Wallace has proceeded to become an All-Star in Charlotte.
In that expansion draft, each NBA team was allowed to "protect" 8 players from being taken. Throw that out the window. I want to see which players you guys think are really valuable for our team going forward.
We need to know who is important to our team, which players form the core that we will build around. Here are the
1) You can only protect 5 players
2) Take into consideration the contracts of players
Consider the following players the Kings roster that you have to choose from.
T. Evans, B. Udrih, F. Garcia, D. Greene, O. Casspi, C. Landry, J. Thompson, S. Dalembert, D. Cousins, H. Whiteside
Please post your top 5 (Even if has already been posted) and include your reasoning. Why was this player taken over this?
There could be some tough decisions....Omri or Donte, Thompson or Whiteside, Who to pick? It isn't supposed to be easy. It isn't supposed to be a unanimous decision. There should be debates. Get to it.
Use the shield of protection wisely.