If the Kings are to succeed in their rebuild – one that they committed to by trading DeMarcus Cousins in February – they’ll need to take advantage of their lottery picks, Bobby Marks of The Vertical writes.
Last year the Kings traded down in the draft, this year they’ll need to add “quality over quantity” with, presumably, two Top 10 picks.
Marks also comments on the club’s flexibility post-Cousins and warns that the organization should steer clear of locking into long-term contracts with other players. A wiser approach, he says, would be to focus on one- and two-year contracts.
- Four years ago today the Kings officially stayed in Sacramento after the NBA’s board of governors denied the team’s request to relocate to Seattle. Sactown Royalty celebrates the anniversary.
- There’s reason to be excited about Kings prospect Bogdan Bogdanovic. Benedict Tagle of Kings.com recently broke down the shooting guard’s impressive performance in the first round of the EuroLeague postseason.
- Thrust into a larger role in the second half of the season, Kings rookie Skal Labissiere is making considerable progress. John Calipari, the big man’s head coach in one season at Kentucky, spoke with Kayte Christensen of NBC Sports about the rookie earlier this month.