DRAFT PICKS: Round 1: #4, #23 Round 2: #31
|12. Jason Thompson||10. Spencer Hawes||19. Quincy Douby||23. Francisco Garcia|
|* Draft rights traded|
In Kevin Martin, Sacramento has one of the 10 or so guys in the league that can get you 40 and win a game on his own on any given night. Entering his sixth season, Martin has increased his scoring average every year while adding muscle to his sinewy 6-foot-7, 185-pound frame. He gives the Kings a legitimate No. 1 option to settle the offense around.
If the Kings want to make any headway in the ultra-competitive Western Conference, they'll need to curb the learning curves of their young core of Spencer Hawes, Jason Thompson, Francisco Garcia and Donte Greene.
Odds are that Spain's Ricky Rubio will be off the board by the time Sacto picks at No. 4. Does that mean the Kings should take a leap of faith and take the 19-year-old Brandon Jennings, who is coming off a year matriculating in Rome? He's a great story, but is he top-five pick material? As for the rest of the roster, general manager Geoff Petrie will have to decide if he wants to let three-year vets Rashad McCants and Ike Diogu walk via free agency and use the Kings' approximate $5 million of cap space elsewhere, or bring them back in the fold after the flashes of production they both showed late in the season.