54 results for tag: 2011 NBA Draft

Small Forward, Not Point Guard, for the Kings?

The Kings draft picture got a little bit clearer following day one of the combine.  Via Jason Jones of the Sac Bee, they interviewed the following prospects: Derrick Williams, Arizona (SF) Alec Burks,  Colorado (SG) Brandon Knight, Kentucky (PG) Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State (SF) Nolan Smith, Duke (PG) JaJuan ... More

Brandon Knight and Kemba Walker: Gone by Seven?

After Kyrie Irving is presumably taken first by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Brandon Knight and Kemba Walker are the next best prospects available at point guard.  There's speculation that both the Jazz and Raptors are both looking to fill that position with their picks. Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo was asked by Andy Katz ... More

Let the Mockery Begin: 2011 NBA Mock Draft Round-Up

Any mock draft should be taken with a grain of salt at this point. There are plenty of evaluations and judgements to be made by the Kings front office within the next month.  But, the progress of the following players tabbed seventh for Sacramento is worth watching leading up to the June 23. Chad Ford, ESPN: Kemba Walker, PG
Jonathan Givony, Draft Express: Bismack Biyomobo, PF
Sacramento's fall from five to seven is a bit more painful considering it likely takes them out of the mix for upgrading their backcourt situation, which clearly seems to be their biggest need at the moment. There are still some solid frontcourt prospects available, though, particularly Biyombo, who seems like a perfect fit alongside DeMarcus Cousins, where his offensive limitations wouldn't look quite as glaring.
David Aldridge, NBA.com: Brandon Knight, PG
Kings have been looking for a legit point guard since Mike Bibby left town, and can move Tyreke Evans to shooting guard by taking Knight.
Jason Jones, Sac Bee: Kawhi Leonard, SF
An athletic defender, exactly what the Kings need.
Sam Amick, Sports Illustrated: Donatas Motiejunas, PF
The Kings could have one of the most dynamic young frontcourts in the game if they go with Lithuanian 7-footer Motiejunas. Last year's lottery pick, DeMarcus Cousins, had a solid rookie season and showed plenty of offensive versatility in the post, but the creative Motiejunas, 20, would take it to another level. Defense would be a concern, making it all the more important that the Kings re-sign center Samuel Dalembert in the summer as they plan to do.
Tom Ziller, SB Nation: Kawhi Leonard, SF
The Kings desperately need help at small forward, where none of Francisco Garcia, Donte Greene or Omri Casspi stood out (for good reasons) in 2010-11. Leonard is a big SF, and less of a shooter than the Kings would like, but the team is being rebuilt with an eye on energy and toughness. He fits that.
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Good Luck Charm? KJ to Rep Kings at Draft Lottery

  Mayor Kevin Johnson is going back east to visit NBA headquarters.  But this time, in much happier circumstances. The Maloofs invited the mayor to represent the Kings at next week's draft lottery in Secaucaus, New Jersey.  During yesterday evening's #HereWeRally event, Joe Maloof announced the invite. “On ... More