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Who do the Kings draft

OK let's say that the Kings land a number one pick who do they take? On one hand I like the whole if they take Derrick Williams and use Casspi as a 6th man possibly. On the other hand Kyrie Irving would be a huge upgrade over Beno Udrih at starting PG. I think I would be tempted to take Irving. I feel that Irving will be close to the next Chris Paul or may even be better.


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They would draft Irving, as

They would draft Irving, as good as Williams would fit in with Sacramento I dont see much use for him other then a scorer. They need a defensive stopper on that wng, and they need a solid pass first PG. I used to think they should take Williams over Irving if givin the chance but in all honesty cosins, Evan, and Thornton look more then capable of taking the bulk of the scoring duties with Irving being another effiecent scorer and playmaker.

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oh Canada I think you have an excellent

basketball mind and I like the way you see things in spite of your points:] can I give you 3076 negatives so you can be on the minus all stars. just joking.

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A PG who passes first and shoots later would be preferable,

they might wana look at a big too. Who knows if Dalembert or Thornton will be there next year.

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What is the biggest need?

What it all comes down to is this: Every team no matter where they are drafting, needs to look at what is their biggest need. Every team has needs, but which is the biggest is the main factor and the one they should assess

The Kings need a definite upgrade at the PG position. Beno Udrih is a very good backup PG. But he should no be starting. Tyreke Evans is a good passer but this is not his strong suit. The reason why he gets so many assists is because the Kings have no one else to go to get the assists. That is why they are year in and year out at the top end of the lottery. The NBA is a passing league, not a one on one league. It is a team league. And the PG happens to be one of the most important positions in the NBA today. I guarantee you if the Kings draft a PG such as Kyrie Irving, Brandon Knight or Kemba Walker then they will be playing much better. And they will most likely make the playoffs or come very close to it. On the other hand if they do not draft a PG but draft a SF like Derrick Williams, then they will not be solving the problem. They will only be adding to it. Yes, I do think Omri Casspi should be a backup not a starter but this is not a big need. He is still young and can grow and become a better player. Maybe he needs a new coach to actually progress and reach his full potential. This is a need that can be assessed in a later draft or in the offseason. The main problem or need that the Kings need to assess in this draft is the PG. Luckily there are 3 PG's that are top 5 worthy. (Kyrie Irving, Brandon Knight and Kemba Walker) The Kings have the tournament to thank for that. All of them have been tested and have been found worthy and now it just depends on whether or not the Kings take advantage and draft one of them.

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A PG who passes first and shoots later would be preferable,

they might wana look at a big too. Who knows if Dalembert or Thornton will be there next year.

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I thought that Tyreke was

I thought that Tyreke was penciled in at point guard? If they are gonna move him to the 2 and bring Thornton off the bench or a 3rd guard in small ball, then they will go with Kyrie Irving first, Brandon Knight second, and Kemba/Jimmer fourth.

Although a team of Tyreke Evans, DeMarcus Cousins, Derrick Williams, and Marcus Thornton along with Dalembert at center will be incredibly talented and long. With Udrih, Casspi, Jason Thompson, and Hassan Whiteside off the bench.

Tyreke plays better with the ball at Sacramento. He was also better on the ball at U of Memphis.

I think Kyrie Irving at 1 would be a great pick for the Kings. Or Brandon Knight at 5 or around there. But I can see them rolling the dice and looking at Derrick Williams, especially if they like Tyreke at point and Thornton at the 2. With Williams that would give them 4 great scoring threats with great length, plus Tyreke and Cousins are solid passers. Maybe they can trade into the late second round and get MoMo Jones, Derrick William's old teammate. ... not sure if there are any pass-first point guards out there. Williams might be too much of an upside guy to pass up.

Maybe they can get Kendall Marshall next year.

If the Kings get the first pick I don't think they can screw it up. If they get the 2nd pick I think they take either Williams or Irving (whoever is left), and after that they take Brandon Knight.

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Kemba would fit with Reke

Kemba would fit with Reke perfect

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The lineup inconsistency

Memphis Madness: The Kings lineup changes regularly because of their coach who likes to change things up A LOT. But in general this is their starting lineup:

PG: Beno Udrih

SG: Tyreke Evans

SF: Omri Casspi

PF: Jason Thompson

C: Demarcus Cousins

The starting lineup for the Kings does change quite often, and more often than it should. This is part of the reason why Paul Westphal needs to leave the Kings. No consistency means for a lot of confusion not only to the fans but also to the players and in the end that's what matters. I hear that Omri Casspi is not happy about being a King because he is not getting consistent playing time. And this is exactly the problem. Starting lineups must have a consistency or this confusion and inconsistent playing time becomes an issue and players are unhappy. I feel that those are two things the Kings definitely need to address this offseason: 1: Get a starting PG better than Beno Udrih. (ie Kyrie Irving, Brandon Knight or Kemba Walker) 2: Get a new coach.

If they decide to address their small foward need as well as these two things then good for them. If they decide to only address their small forward need and not care about the other 2 needs then they will continue to digress because they are only adding to the problem.

They need to do this now because they need to start winning games as soon as possible. There is a reason why they almost moved to Anaheim. And they still might move to Anaheim in the future if they do not start winning and a new arena is built. Doing those two things will help them start winning, then the new arena issue will solve itself and things will be great again. However if they decide to wait until 2012 to draft their PG, then they are only hurting themselves and they will continue losing games and continue being in the top part of the lottery. This will then ultimately result in them moving to Anaheim. If they want to stay in Sacramento then they need to address this issue before it is too late. Obviuosly teams that are in the lottery want to do everything they can to get out of the lottery, well this is where it starts for the Kings

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There are 4 pretty good point

There are 4 pretty good point guards that could go in the top half of this draft but none of them are pass first point guards, Irving is probably the closest thing to a pass first pt, but really all of them like to shoot first. All of them I think can become good points guards in the league and develop into good distributors, it may depend on the team they end up getting drafted by.

To me Williams is a tweener, he has played PF most of the time in college and has shown skills that will or could allow him to play the 3 but to me he isn't a sure thing at the 3. At the PF position he is undersized and could end up like Paul Milsap. Good but at a disadvantage against the top 4's , who are taller, longer and bigger.

I see the Kings going for Knight of Walker but if Dalembert isn't resigned they may feel the need to go for a big man.

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Kemba Walker is not the PG answer for the

Kings. Knight or Irving are their best chances.

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Irving is overrated

Nothing close to Chris Paul he is more Darren Collison but a little bigger. Derrick Williams is the only sure fire star in this draft. Everyone should be trying to take him

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