Post-Lottery Mock Draft Top 5 Round-Up

Now that the lottery is officially over and everyone is slotted into their draft order, the internet has been busy updating their mock drafts. The Kings are drafting 5th so let's go ahead and take a look at the various Top 5 selections out there currently. Kings selection in bold.

DraftExpress: Anthony Davis, Thomas Robinson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bradley Beal, Andre Drummond

SBNation: Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson, Bradley Beal, Harrison Barnes

ESPN (Insider): Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bradley Beal, Harrison Barnes, Thomas Robinson

SportsIllustrated: Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson, Bradley Beal, Harrison Barnes

NBA.com: Anthony Davis, Thomas Robinson, Bradley Beal, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Harrison Barnes

NBADraft.net: Anthony Davis, Harrison Barnes, Andre Drummond, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson

John Goodman, CBSSports.com: Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal, Andre Drummond, Harrison Barnes, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Matt Moore, CBSSports.com: Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson, Harrison Barnes

HoopsHype: Anthony Davis, Harrison Barnes, Andre Drummond, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson

Hoopsworld: Anthony Davis, Thomas Robinson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Andre Drummond, Harrison Barnes

So as you can see, it's a bit of a crapshoot out there after the initial no-brainer selection of Anthony Davis. Barnes seems to be the name that keeps popping up the most in the Kings slot, but it all depends on what the three teams before the Kings do. The Bobcats and the Wizards especially seem to have the toughest choices to make.

As for the Kings, Sam Amick of SI probably has the most believable analysis of their situation:

As potentially potent as a Drummond-DeMarcus Cousins pairing might be, I'm told the Kings are more likely to take a more proven player like Barnes.

Things can obviously change through the workout process, but I would not be surprised if the Kings passed on the project players or even traded the pick for a veteran.
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