17 is not lotto pick.
I am aware, I was asking if he felt like Sanders was worth a lottery pick in this draft because 17 is not in the lottery.
Maybe I view Larry Sanders differently than you guys do. We're talking about the guy who:
-Averaged 7 points and 7 boards on 47% shooting last year
-Had a lower DRtg and ORtg than Bass last season (every season he's been in the league)
-Got a 5 game suspension for smoking pot (repeatedly)
-Is an atrocious FT shooter (career 56%)
So we're not talking Tim Duncan here. There are some rumors the Kings wanted to move the 8th pick for Sanders and Knight. If that is what Sanders costs count me out. Chad Ford even mentioned #8 and McLemore. That would be down right silly.
Now I'm not saying Sanders isn't good but he certainly isn't a sure thing. He's a high upside, high risk and high salary player who we can afford to take a risk on...for the right price. #17 and and expiring deal is the right price. A high lotto pick isn't. I might even include KO.