There is plenty of time for shifting and wavering, but as of right now, DraftExpress has Bradley Beal at the No. 5 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, and as of right now, the Kings are slated to pick No. 5. Ergo, Beal to the Kings.
If the Kings do end up with the No. 5 or 6 pick, chances are we'll be having that ol' "best player available even if we have a glut there?" debate for the next month. Beal is a really lovely prospect, but he's a true shooting guard, where the Kings have at least Tyreke Evans and Marcus Thornton and possibly Jimmer Fredette. Do you take the player with the best chance of becoming a star ... or do you reach to fill a need at small forward or in the frontcourt? Choices, choices.
Ahead of Beal, DX has Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Thomas Robinson. The most likely to slip of those would be Drummond, who a) has that nasty ol' "problem child" tag
and b) got smoked by Davis and Kentucky in the tournament.*
Stay tuned for lots more draft talk today. And vote in the poll!
* Welp, that didn't happen! Drummond and UConn got smoked by Royce White in the first round.