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Who will most likely fall to the Kings?

With the draft coming nearer and nearer, and "player stocks" moving all over the place, this is shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable class of players to come into the NBA in quite some time. I have no clue who will be picked first, whether it be Nerlenes Noel, Alex Len, or Ben McLemore, hell even Oladipo has a chance. Now with that being said, the scenario in which one of these illustrious top prospects will fall to us has me more intrigued than anything else! (please don't turn this into a debate on the value of a player's relevance to where they're drafted).

I've gathered the most logical mock drafts, those from sites like Sports Illustrated, DX, and Bleacher Report. Any mock draft over a week old, or that has Oladipo going lower than 7th has been completely disregarded for obvious reasons.

Draft Express:

1. Cavs select : Nerlenes Noel

2. Magic select : Ben McLemore

3. Wizards select : Otto Porter

4. Bobcats select : Alex Len

5. Suns select : Victor Oladipo

6. Pelicans select : Trey Burke

7. Kings select : Anthony Bennett

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Bleacher Report:

1. Cavs select : Nerlenes Noel

2. Magic select : Victor Oladipo

3. Wizards select : Otto Porter

4. Bobcats select : Ben McLemore

5. Suns select : Anthony Bennet

6. Pelicans select : Alex Len

7. Kings select : Michael Carter Williams (Over Burke?!)

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Sports Illustrated:

1. Cavs select :Nerlenes Noel

2. Magic select : Ben McLemore

3. Wizards select : Otto Porter

4. Bobcats select : Alex Len

5. Suns select : Anthony Bennet

6. Pelicans select : Victor Oladipo

7. Kings select : Trey Burke

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Now the general consensus of almost every major draft coverage site (including chad ford and his team of "insiders") has Noel going first, McLemore or Oladipo going second/fourth, and Otto Porter locked in at third. So where does that leave us? The fourth block will likely be home to either Oladipo/McLemore or Alex Len. Because of that, one of them has to make his way down to the fifth. From there I see a few possible outcomes. Phoenix will likely take the most valuable player available, with Gortat's contract coming to an end. If either Oladipo or Ben McLemore somehow make their way down to 5, I don't see the Suns passing up. If Alex Len is somehow available, I see a likewise outcome for him. So then what? The Pelicans will be left with a choice of Anthony Bennet (Power Forward) or Trey Burke (Point Guard). These are the two positions they are most solidified in, young talent wise. They have Vasquez/Rivers at PG and Davis/Anderson at PF. I have NO IDEA what their plan is, and it leaves me anxious because one of those players could make a huge positive impact on our team now, and the other would imply we're taking an entirely different direction with our roster. After the Tyreke at SF experiment, I doubt the Kings will draft a player to play out of their position. So Bennet at SF is a big fat no in my eyes. I'll close this pointless analytical rant with a poll.

(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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