Mr. Crackerz wrote:E-Man wrote:Mr. Crackerz wrote:And thr Kings.... HAHAHAHHAHAHA, they will be back in the same spot next season.
yeah...honestly..if i were the Kings GM, id trade Kevin Martin for a good point guard. Francisco Garcia can hold it down at SG and all they would have to do is get a banger at PF or C. They would have jason thompson or nocioni at 3 and hawes at 4 or 5 depending on the big man they get.
Ricky Rubio does NOT want to play for Oklahoma City or Memphis. Sacramento does not seem to be a problem
Well, Sacramento likes Jason Thompson and Hawes... both of them have played pretty good at the 4 and 5 spots, so i think they are fine with them as starters.
There are two things hurting the kings. That is Depth and Leadership. it is no surprise that when they made Kevin Martin there "go-to-guy" they starting falling. K-Mart is a great player, but he isnt a leader. PLayers are looking for him to lead, but he doesnt step it up. (as i have said before, he is eerily similar to Monta Ellis in many ways, including this issue).
HERE is my Scenario:
So, K-Mart isnt the problem. They just need a true leader. This draft, the Kings SHOULD be doing trades, most likely with memphis. IF i were the Kings, i would Swap this years 2nd rounder, Francisco Garcia and next years first round pick (which should be pretty low) for Memphis's 2nd overall pick and Darko.
Why good for memphis? Well Darko might be bolting to Europe, so you don't have to deal with him, get a good 6th man/sometime starter (if Mayo plays the point if Conley struggles). PLus next years draft has so many big men (unlike this years guard-laden class), so it can better address their needs. They can go after an expirer via another trade. PLus, they have another 1st round pick (28th).
Why good for the Kings? Because they need to restart. Getting 2 picks in the top 4 draft will begin a new era in sacramento. They can get Rubio and also Harden or Thabeet. The kings would have a competitive and young starting 5. Plus, they have another 1st rounder (23rd) from Houston. So thats 3 1st rounders, which they can pick the best player available (all 5 positions needed) for their bench.
This is what i think (yes really... all my idea, no lie). I hope it doesnt happen cuz i would prefer Rubio as a Warrior, but I think for a Kings Fan, it is a dream situation, and a good one for Memphis in the short term and long term
Sounds about right, although I think it's more feasible that Memphis takes Thabeet (who might not be around at #4, as OKC seems to be high on him) and Sacramento trades up one spot with OKC. Garcia, a second and their #4 might just do the trick.
This is all pending on Rubio refusing to play for OKC and Memphis. That's the case right now, and his agent is even saying he'd stay here for a few years if any of those teams pick him (although, personally, I don't think Ricky has said a single thing regarding those teams. It's just his agent trying to scare teams that he doesn't like for Ricky).
In any case, those two teams cannot afford to miss a high round pick (remember when the Magic drafted Fran Vazquez in the lottery to never play a single minute in the NBA?. That's exactly what they should be afraid of) so there's a chance he might end up in Sacramento.