2010 NBA Mock Draft: In-Depth Analysis of the Sacramento Kings’ Draft Prospects

June 22nd, 2010 by David Spohn Leave a reply »
This time last week, it was widely assumed that the Sacramento Kings would call on a big man in Thursday's NBA Draft. With the acquisition of former 76er Samuel Dalembert on June 17, that possibility has been muddled a bit.

Anytime a team wins a minimal amount of games as Sacramento did in 2009-10, it indicates that there are a multitude of areas that could withstand improvement. As the roster is currently comprised, the front court is stronger than it has been in years. The triumvirate of Carl Landry, Jason Thompson, and Samuel Dalembert offers elements of athleticism, low post scoring, rebounding, and defense between them.

There are a couple sayings that are commonplace in NBA circles: Seven-footers don't grow on trees, and you can't teach height. It should come as no surprise that despite the addition of Dalembert, the Kings are absolutely still in the market for a big. Sacramento has had all of the elite big men prospects at their facility in recent weeks.

Reports are DeMarcus Cousins put forth a jaw-dropping performance. DeMarcus is the most ready of any prospect to play in the NBA from day one, but there has been widespread criticism regar ...

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