Chad Ford's latest NBA Mock Draft was released on Tuesday. In it, the Sacramento Kings were picked to select Michigan point guard Trey Burke. Of course, the Kings don't have a general manager right now, so it's a total guess ... as Ford admits.
It's hard to project anything for the Kings right now until a new GM is in place. The truth is, whoever comes in is likely to clean house. The Kings will be starting over to some extent. [...] Burke actually does make sense for Sacramento. He's more of a true point guard than anyone currently on the roster, and he's a winner -- something the Kings need.
There's no such thing as "drafting a winner." Just about every high draft pick has won heavily at every level at which they have played. John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins entered the NBA winners, and look at their teams over the past three years. So that argument has no hold with me. (Jonny Flynn was a winner. Corey Brewer was a winner. Hell, Thomas Robinson was a winner.)
What does matter is talent, production and potential, and Burke seems to have all of that. He'd seem to be a great fit with Tyreke Evans (but then so would Michael Carter-Williams, who I'm a bit smitten with). The mechanics of Burke being on the board are interesting: a team above the Kings would need to reach for someone like C.J. McCollum, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope or Rudy Gobert, or Victor Oladipo, Anthony Bennett and Alex Len would all need to be off of the board (in addition to the no-brainers Nerlens Noel, Otto Porter and Ben McLemore).