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The Consensus Doesn't Matter

It doesn't matter if a consensus top player falls to the Kings.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

As the NBA Draft inches ever closer, it seems likely that the Sacramento Kings will have several good options available to choose from. It increasingly looks like Emmanual Mudiay could be available as Kristaps Porzingis has risen up draft boards. Mario Hezonja could be gone before the Kings' pick, or he could be there and the Kings might pass him up for another option. Willie Cauley-Stein seems to have fallen out of favor, but that could be posturing by various teams.

So what does all of this mean in terms of who the Kings should pick? Absolutely nothing.

Predraft consensus doesn't matter. It doesn't matter if the world thinks the Kings are fools for passing on a player. The wisdom or folly of a draft pick is only known in hindsight. Every year players are taken in the lottery who are busts. There are supposed "reaches" for players who end up being great. The point of all of this is a simple reminder that nobody knows anything this time of year.

The Kings will pick the player they think is best. We will hope they made the right decision, and will immediately take all necessary steps to convince ourselves that they did.