The Sacramento Kings should feel good about their future — despite nearly being relocated to Seattle. However, many don’t believe that.
At the moment the Kings have two of the best young players in the league — Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins. Even though the duo hasn’t completely looked like ideal leaders or the cornerstones of dynasties, they are in a much better state than many others.
Going forward — if they can somehow work things out with the youngsters — the Kings could take the next step with a homerun of a draft pick on Thursday night. In other words, once a thing called maturity kicks in.
While waiting on that, they will try to add another quality young piece to the puzzle.
After whiffing on Jimmer Fredette, the Kings should look to compensate for it by hitting on a new running-mate for Evans. The two most likely players? Anthony Bennett (if available) and Michael Carter-Williams.
Bennett is the most explosive player in this draft — along with Ben McLemore. The only cause for concern around him is that he doesn’t have a true position. He is an undersized 4 and lacks ball-handling skills to be a true 3.
Carter-Williams has size (6-foot-6) and is as pure as a point guard as it gets. He was a great college player, but most believe that his best days are still ahead of him — in the NBA.
Either player would be a nice addition to the Kings.
SCIC MOCK: With the seventh pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Sacramento Kings select ANTHONY BENNETT.