Sacramento Kings appears to be one of the early winners in the 1st round of 2012 NBA Draft according to some observers. Well, the Kings with 22-44 losing record might finally find playoff-savior gem when they pick of 6'10", 238 lbs Kansas forward Thomas Robinson. The Kings has a star in the person of Robinson who is rated as the second best player in the draft.
With jackpot in the bag so to speak, how come the Kings’ owners aren't serious about building a franchise arena in Sacramento? With Robinson in town they found a star who can help them build back their Kings fan support including the BYU fans. Last year's NBA Draft pick, a lot of folks are fretting over BYU guard Jimmer Fredette hoping he would the franchise savior as a rookie, but in the end he was just average.
Robinson's pick analysis was predicted a big benefit to Sacramento Kings much more effective than first-round pick Fredette, who averaged 7.6 points per game and shot 39 percent from the field. Robinson is seen as a perfect compliment to Kings center DeMarcus Cousins to dominate inside the paint offensively and defensively as well. As the two dominates the board Sacramento's chances will be boosted to make it to the playoffs next season.
Some folks would think that Robinson's presence drops Jason Thompson's starting role into question, but the Kings do still have a hole at small forward. According to source, Thompson becomes a restricted free agent on Sunday. The Kings have issued a qualifying offer, which means to match any offer sheet he signs. Kings also trade rights to #36 pick Orlando Johnson to Indiana Pacers and cash considerations. Check Updates Later.
Sacramento Kings NBA Draft 1st round Pick Grade: A