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Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #75 on: May 17, 2018, 12:37:12 PM »

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Best case is they draft Doncic and he initially stays overseas like Rubio

Seems extremely unlikely any player they pick will propel them to the playoffs in the West though, where they haven’t been since 2006
Doncic already made some slight noise about maybe not going to the NBA.

He might be angling to avoid the Kings.

Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #76 on: May 17, 2018, 03:23:08 PM »

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Regarding the pick, I'm trying to wrap my mind around the thinking that the SACs pick will be premium.  It wasn't top 5 this year, when they actually had an incentive to tank.  Next year fox will be older and they have the #2 pick, which could make them a tiny bit better.  And they will have zero incentive to tank.

Will they make the playoffs?  Probably not.  But I'm expecting a pick in the 10-12 range, which is okay but far from great.  That player probably would not even crack the rotation.

Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #77 on: May 17, 2018, 03:35:54 PM »

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Regarding the pick, I'm trying to wrap my mind around the thinking that the SACs pick will be premium.  It wasn't top 5 this year, when they actually had an incentive to tank.  Next year fox will be older and they have the #2 pick, which could make them a tiny bit better.  And they will have zero incentive to tank.

Will they make the playoffs?  Probably not.  But I'm expecting a pick in the 10-12 range, which is okay but far from great.  That player probably would not even crack the rotation.

On the bright side: Even if Sac is good, Memphis could still be bad enough that their pick gets deferred to 2020, when the protection is only 1-6 instead of 1-8. Or the Clippers could end up in the lottery again, deferring their potential first-rounder to a better draft in 2020.

Look, mathematics says that somebody in the west is going to suck, and we could benefit.

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Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #78 on: May 17, 2018, 03:35:56 PM »

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Regarding the pick, I'm trying to wrap my mind around the thinking that the SACs pick will be premium.  It wasn't top 5 this year, when they actually had an incentive to tank.  Next year fox will be older and they have the #2 pick, which could make them a tiny bit better.  And they will have zero incentive to tank.

Will they make the playoffs?  Probably not.  But I'm expecting a pick in the 10-12 range, which is okay but far from great.  That player probably would not even crack the rotation.

I'm more afraid the pick will be #1 than I am of it being 10-12. The Kings will stink. The Suns will improve, they have Booker. I like fox but he is a couple of years away from leading a team anywhere and who else do the Kings have?

Sacramento Kings Roster

TEAM ROSTER
NO.   NAME   POS   AGE   HT   WT   COLLEGE   2017-2018 SALARY
8   Bogdan Bogdanovic   SG   25   6-6   205       $9,412,280
22   Bruno Caboclo   SF   22   6-9   205       $2,451,225
15   Vince Carter   SG   41   6-6   220   North Carolina   $8,000,000
00   Willie Cauley-Stein   C   24   7-0   240   Kentucky   $3,704,160
45   Jack Cooley   PF   27   6-10   274   Notre Dame   
5   De'Aaron Fox   PG   20   6-3   175   Kentucky   $4,609,200
20   Harry Giles   PF   20   6-10   240   Duke   $1,859,400
40   Nigel Hayes   SF   23   6-7   254   Wisconsin   $55,296
24   Buddy Hield   SG   24   6-4   214   Oklahoma   $3,675,480
25   Justin Jackson   SF   23   6-8   210   North Carolina   $2,365,560
41   Kosta Koufos   C   29   7-0   265   Ohio State   $8,393,000
7   Skal Labissiere   PF   22   6-11   225   Kentucky   $1,312,611
10   Frank Mason III   PG   24   5-11   190   Kansas   $1,184,385
50   Zach Randolph   PF   36   6-9   250   Michigan State   $12,307,692
29   JaKarr Sampson   SF   25   6-9   207   St. John's   
9   Iman Shumpert   SG   27   6-5   220   Georgia Tech   $10,337,079
17   Garrett Temple   SF   32   6-6   195   LSU   $8,000,000

Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #79 on: May 17, 2018, 03:39:59 PM »

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Regarding the pick, I'm trying to wrap my mind around the thinking that the SACs pick will be premium.  It wasn't top 5 this year, when they actually had an incentive to tank.  Next year fox will be older and they have the #2 pick, which could make them a tiny bit better.  And they will have zero incentive to tank.

Will they make the playoffs?  Probably not.  But I'm expecting a pick in the 10-12 range, which is okay but far from great.  That player probably would not even crack the rotation.

I'm more afraid the pick will be #1 than I am of it being 10-12. The Kings will stink. The Suns will improve, they have Booker. I like fox but he is a couple of years away from leading a team anywhere and who else do the Kings have?
Highest chance any pick has of being no 1 is 14% next year.

Its a risk but a small one, much bigger risk that the Kings randomly win 30+ games. Especially when they don't have any incentive to tank hard in the last few months of the season.

Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #80 on: May 17, 2018, 03:45:20 PM »

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Regarding the pick, I'm trying to wrap my mind around the thinking that the SACs pick will be premium.  It wasn't top 5 this year, when they actually had an incentive to tank.  Next year fox will be older and they have the #2 pick, which could make them a tiny bit better.  And they will have zero incentive to tank.

Will they make the playoffs?  Probably not.  But I'm expecting a pick in the 10-12 range, which is okay but far from great.  That player probably would not even crack the rotation.

I'm more afraid the pick will be #1 than I am of it being 10-12. The Kings will stink. The Suns will improve, they have Booker. I like fox but he is a couple of years away from leading a team anywhere and who else do the Kings have?
Highest chance any pick has of being no 1 is 14% next year.

Its a risk but a small one, much bigger risk that the Kings randomly win 30+ games. Especially when they don't have any incentive to tank hard in the last few months of the season.

I guess that could happen. They had 27 wins this year which I am surprised by.

Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #81 on: May 17, 2018, 03:56:39 PM »

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On a side note, can people imagine if we had the Kings pick 2-5 this year instead of the lakers?  I know it wasn't a possibility but this place would have gone nuts.

Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #82 on: May 17, 2018, 04:02:02 PM »

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Whoa... if Doncic decides not to enter the NBA next season and instead enter through next year's draft... suddenly that Kings Pick looks real sexy if it lands #2 or #3 next summer...  :o ;D
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Re: Sacramento Kings 2018-19 Season Watch Thread
« Reply #83 on: May 18, 2018, 07:38:08 PM »

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Hopefully Clippers at #12 and 13 get lucky!