well, it's no secret that sacramento is in a slump. A big one. With the need for a guard at its peak, as starter beno udrih is hardly starter material, what's the consensus?
As a somewhat Kings fan (because of my bball love for Mike Bibby), I think that the Kings can get back into the playoffs in the next couple of years but first need to get a player that will put a scare into their opponents when they see "SAC" on the schedule. The Kings have a lot of talent and most of it is young too. Kevin Martin can definately beome a 25pt a nite scorer soon and John Salmons is showing everyone what he's got. Even though a player like Demar DeRozan is what I am describing, he would not put a positive contribution to the team. But, a player like Hasheem Thabeet who many feel with be a force in the pros some day.
yea i think they should go with a big man too and Hasheem Thabeet is a great prospect but Earl Clark has been playing great and is a true future star i think any team that gets him will also be getting a future hall of famer who can fit into any system.
Because saying Earl Clark is a future HALL OF FAMER is just a tad bit extreme. Is he a really good player? Certainly. Is he going to dominate the NBA? I really don't think so. Back to the Kings--If they were in a position to take Ricky Rubio, I don't think there's any way they pass on him. The only hole in this young team is a true point guard (Udrih is a homeless man's Steve Nash), and Rubio would surely bring some excitement to Sacto from all the hype he's getting. The 2 (Martin), 3 (Salmons), 4 (Jason Thompson), and 5 (Hawes) are set--all they need is an upgrade at the point. If Rubio were unavailible (either through his contract dispute or someone else taking him before the Kings), I suppose Thabeet or Clark would make sense until the PG-heavy class of 2010 (Rubio?, Wall, Holiday, Walker, Teague).
Why would the Kings take a pg? Have you not seen how John Salmons has been playing the past several weeks? He has been doiong work and against teams like the Lakers also. He has been creating a great chemistry among this young team and by adding a stud big, they can easliy compete for a low seed.
John Salmons is a really good 2/3. Udrih is their starting point guard. Rubio is a significant upgrade over Udrih. Salmons wouldn't lose any minutes. I don't see any reason for them not to take a point guard. As for a big man, Spencer Hawes may not ever single-handedly win a title, but he's a pretty good and efficient player. He's currently averaging 11 ppg and 7 rpg in 29 minutes per. Point guard is the more pressing need, and besides--in this day and age in the NBA, the value of a great point guard is immense, shown by the success of the Hornets, Jazz, Spurs, Suns, and the Hawks after adding Bibby.
I have them taking rubio, I think he will come out this year instead of next. But yes why take a big man when you have hawes and miller? earl clark isn't a bad suggestion, but to early to take him at 4 or 5. Rubio or griffen if he falls, which he won't.
miller wont b there long
everybody on the team is young
idk see him in the future plans
i see him being traded
or running out his contract and not getting signed back
Point guard seems to be their biggest weakness both now and for the future. Udrih is nice but as a shoot first starter he's not what they need. With Hawes and Thompson the undisputed future upfront for them it would be pointless to spend another top 5 pick on a big man. Brandon Jennings would be a good pickup for them. I don't expect Rubio to declare this season because his buyout is literally twice the amount a #1 pick earns so there's little point.
He's a pure point, but can score if he wants. Although his number are a bit suspect overseas, I think the Kings should really consider taking him, unless they try and go big and hope they can get Rubio next year, but why risk it when you can get someone who really has a chance to be special in Jennings. Decisions Decisions.
Most of their point production is from their backcourt (martin and salmons). In this years draft, they can get a decent even potentially good point in the second round. If they could have anybody from this draft, i would say Thabeet, im not real high on him but they need some defense down low, Brad miller can rebound but he doesnt alter many shots, thabeet would help them defensively and on the offensive boards, he may even become a solid scorer. If Mullens does the unthinkable and enters the draft after this season where he has more or less shown his ass to the basketball world in, id take him mid to late first round based on potential alone, he has all of the athletic ability, somebody needs to break him like he was a horse (hopefully somebody else here knows how a horse is broken) because he seems to be lazy and stubborn (like an unbroke horse). In the future it would be worth it. I know they have spencer hawes but hes just a slightly taller version of brad miller. It would be great for them if in the second round this year they wound up with one of the many point guards projected in the second round like, pargo, jerrells, price, rice, or my personal sleeper Devan Downey. Next year id go for a true 3, salmons and martin are both 2's and are out of position if they are playing anywhere else, look for them to get someone like devin ebanks, james anderson, paul george or even kyle singler.
Hawes and miller are fine, jennings and rubio are the only 2 options really
It would be great if one of them fell in to their lap but neither one will, now if jeff teague did that would be nice, but the point guard position is deep and i think that they can get a quality point later if they wanted to go for something else w/ their earlier pick
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heres a suggestion..they should go after tyreke?...lol