Sacramento and Drummond
Depending on how the first four picks pan out, Sacramento would love to get their hands on Thomas Robinson to pair with DeMarcus Cousins up front or a wing like Michael Kidd-Gilchrist or Harrison Barnes to bolster the perimeter. Now, Robinson is almost certainly going to Charlotte (whether they stay at No. 2 or trade down to No. 4 with Cleveland) and then Beal and Kidd-Gilchrist or Barnes should go No. 3 and No. 4. So where does that leave the Kings?
It's been well scouted that Houston, with their three first-round picks, are looking to move up into the top-five or seven in this draft to secure a center via trade or draft. At least three other teams are probing Sacramento on the trade front. Should they stay put or move the pick?
Depending on the offers, GM Geoff Petrie's leash isn't too long and cannot really afford a wait-and-see pick like Andre Drummond; after all, he may not be around long enough to see Drummond develop. But that doesn't mean the Kings won't select Drummond and try and move him to Houston or try to trade for a Pau Gasol or Josh Smith frontcourt piece to pair with Cousins.
The Kings will likely make a deal, but to who, that's still up in the air. The front-runner is still the uber-aggressive Darryl Morey-led Houston Rockets.
By NBA-DRAFT.com Staff Writer - 6 - 28 - 12