Kings Use 2017 Draft to Add a Big Man and Other Key Players

Sacramento Kings compete in the NBA as an American professional basketball member of the Western Conference’s Pacific Division. The team’s home area is based at the Golden 1 Center since 1985. The franchise has since won one World Series Championship in 1951 and another one Conference Title the same year. However, in 1979, 2002, and 2003 they won 3 Divisional Title respectively.

During the 2016 NBA draft, Sacramento Kings traded the 8th, 13th, and 28th pick in the draft in addition to the rights of guard Bogdan Bogdanovic. Likewise, they traded Marco Belinelli in exchange for the twenty-second pick in the draft. Thus, in the 2016 NBA draft the franchise selected four players; center Georgios Papagiannis with the 13th pick, shooting guard Malachi Richardson for the 22nd pick, forward Skal Labissiere for the 28th pick, and guard Isaiah Cousins for the 59th pick. While for the free agency, the team signed Garret Temple, Matt Barnes, Arron Afflalo, Ty Lawson, and Anthony Tolliver.

In the 2017 NBA draft, Sacramento Kings selected 4 players after trading down from 10 where they surrendered the 15th and 20th pick in the draft to Portland Trail Blazers. It left them with the option of selecting Zach Collins from Gonzaga, which made them pick at 5th, 15th, 20th, and the 34th pick in the overall draft.

From the perspective of Sacramento Kings, their picks in the draft included 5th pick De Aaron Fox (PG) from Kentucky, 15th pick Justin Jackson (SF) from North Carolina, 20th pick Harry Giles (PF/C) from Duke, and 34th pick Frank Mason III (PG) from Kansas. It is considered a good draft that is methodically impressive with a plethora of talent and skills. You can go here and secure no fees Sacramento Kings tickets for NBA 2017 season games.

The Sacramento Kings draft overview appears to have been motivated by the need for the best players available in most of the spots. It implies that they strategically need focused on a defensive wing, a point guard, and a floor spacing big man. These players have immense talent selected by the franchise in the 2017 NBA draft made the night to be filled with excitement for the trading made both for the franchise and its fan base. The team has also traded DeMarcus Cousins together with Omri Casspi to New Orleans Pelicans for Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway, Tyreke Evan, and two future drafts pick on February 20, 2017.

The team of players that the general manager, Vlade Divac picked could crucially be seen as after a very long time, Sacramento Kings are out to build a formidable team for now, as well as into the future. The 2017 NBA draft appeared to be one of the strongest in more than ten years. This trade will allow Sacramento Kings to build the depth of the talent the team needs, as well as the development of a roster for moving forward. About four months ago, Sacramento fans 

felt that they were an all-time low, but now things appear to have changed for the fans given that these players are high character team players coming from the upper echelon programs associated with excellent intangibles.

It appears that Sacramento Kings is ready and willing to change the franchise’s personality by creating limitless open shots with the skills set. Player psychology matters in building a winning character that must start with the franchise’s culture.

The main players for the team for the next season include the Heild’s and Fox’s collaboration in the back court. Justin Jackson is a player to be watched in the next season who comes as a mature player and knows how to communicate on plays, defense, and works hard, as well as understand all his roles on the team and definitely, he plays winning basketball. Others include Skal Labissiere and the elite rebounder Harry Giles.