Originally posted on Evil Cowtown  |  Last updated 6/28/12
This will be brief. As of this writing (which means nothing), the Kings have 2 picks: #5 and #36 overall. At #5, the usual names bandied about for the last several months might be in play when the Kings select at #5: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson, and Harrison Barnes remain the 3 most likely guys taken at #5 of the bigger names. There is speculation that Damian Lillard might be the guy if none of those three are available. In otherwords, welcome to the NBA Draft where the uncertainty of the one team that holds the key to the draft for the Kings, the Charlotte Bobcats, is in play. Yeah. What do I expect? I expect a player will be taken at the 5th pick and a NBA team will wind up with that player at some point of time. I know I know, what a limb I went out on there. In truth, predicting what will happen a few hours from now seems worthless given how active Houston has been in the last couple of days, and the Kings could change their mind on the 5th pick depending on who is selected. If a trade is what Petrie ends up pulling the trigger on, I just hope it's a trade that makes the Kings better. Would I prefer the Kings take Drummond and trade other players on their roster to get something done? Yes, but I doubt that happens honestly. As far as the 2nd round picks go, I would love a guy like Jae Crowder, Will Barton, Kim English or even a guy like Robbie Hummel. I'm flexible here because I would love to see a SF taken (especially if the Kings go big with a guy like Drummond) that can step in right away and play if the Kings need him to. Someone that probably won't be overwhelmed by the demands of the NBA immediately. Like I say, Jae Crowder would probably be my first target. But I doubt Crowder is there because there are multiple teams that will see Crowder as reasonable. If they don't, though, I hope the Kings roll the dice on him. But, that's me. As far as the draft, trades, and everything else, as soon as I can I will have analysis and other things up as soon as I can here. Feel free to leave anything in the comment thread here until the post draft piece comes up. One piece of advice: Relax. It's the only real piece of advice I can give, but today is fun. Approach it that way. If you spend your whole day nervous the Kings can't get that player, you're going to be mighty upset even if the Kings end up with that guy. I don't claim to know what relaxes anyone, but I'll be chatting on Twitter immersing myself doing as little thinking as possible. (Okay not really, but I do find the hysteria around today pretty funny to observe.) Have fun y'all. DRAFT DAY IS HERE BEATCHEZZZZZ! Follow me on Twitter @Kingsgurur21, @EvilCowtownINC (which is a backup account in case I go to Twitter Jail; a strong possibility today) and if need be you can always email me at: evilcowtowninc(at)gmail(dot)com.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Astros pitch their way to 3-0 win over Yankees in Wild Card game

Report: Patriots work out RB Boom Herron

Karlos Williams suffered concussion in Week 4

Houston taped SMU jerseys to ground as motivational tactic

Lionel Messi cleared of tax fraud charges

Clemson WR Mike Williams 'likely' out for rest of season


Week 5 NFL game watchability rankings

Gregg Popovich makes LaMarcus Aldridge sit out practice

Greg Hardy excited to face Tom Brady because of wife Gisele

Aldon Smith pleads not guilty to hit-and-run DUI

Why the Thunder starters need to stay healthy this year

Josh McCown, Craig Robertson defend Joe Haden

Six keys to victory for Cubs-Pirates NL Wild Card game

Top 10 storylines for Week 6 of the college football season

Greyson Lambert will remain Georgia's starter

Rick Ross still wants to be part-owner of Miami Dolphins

Usain Bolt and USC star Adoree' Jackson got to meet

Texas QB downplays talk of infighting within team

Miami's Twitter account bombarded by FSU fans

Six of the biggest NFL disappointments this season

Arrieta-Cole, objectively one of best playoff matchups ever

The weakest undefeated team

The controversy and numbers behind the 'CONCACAF Cup'

Belichick: Patriots use rulebook to ‘maximize our opportunities’

Bronson Arroyo’s former assistant arrested for allegedly selling pitcher’s boat illegally

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 storylines for Week 6 of the college football season

Astros pitch their way to 3-0 win in WC game

Arrieta-Cole, objectively one of best playoff matchups ever

The controversy and numbers behind the 'CONCACAF Cup'

Why the Thunder starters need to stay healthy

Roddy White: I want to catch passes

Five questions about the 2015 AL Wild Card game

Bowling Green State coach saves motorist from serious injury

Bills defenders: Odell Beckham Jr. is a prima donna

Lifelong Yankees fan disses Alex Rodriguez in obituary

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker