Over at SLAM: 2011 SLAMonline Mock Draft

I participated in the guessing game that is SLAM’s annual mock draft.   I pretended I was Kings GM for a day and picked Kemba Walker with the 7th pick.  Here’s a little bit why:

The Kings don’t necessarily need a playmaking point guard. Rather, they could use a one who can play off-the-ball and hit open shots, while Evans and Cousins serve as primary playmakers. And though Walker was UConn’s chief scorer en route to a national championship, he has shown he’s quite capable of playing off-the-ball. Jimmer Fredette could be an option here too. But he’s not nearly as athletic a player the Kings would need to keep up defensively with the NBA’s speediest point guards.

You can read the rest of what I wrote here.  And feel free to disagree with my choice or my logic.


Jonathan Santiago
Jonathan Santiago serves Cowbell Kingdom as senior editor specializing in writing, podcasting and video production. He also handles the majority of CK’s day-to-day beat coverage of the Kings.

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