March Madness 2012 is a time when Jimmer Fredette is probably longing for his days catching fire with BYU as the Kings consider which stars might be draft candidates. The upcoming Final Four presents four players worthy of consideration for the Sacramento Kings to acquire.
Harrison Barnes from North Carolina should be heavily tracked and pursued by the Kings. Barnes is a skilled team player that can play within a designated role. A fresh face can shake up the shoot-first mentality of the guards currently in the Kings' rotation. Barnes is talented and has a huge upside if he remains in college to finish his term.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist would be a critical acquisition to reinforce the backcourt of DeMarcus Cousins and Jason Thompson. After releasing J.J. Hickson, there is immediate need for size and reliability off the bench. Kidd-Gilchrist is a force to be reckoned with and will prove in the Final Four just how valuable he is to team success and determination. Michael lit up March Madness and would certainly enhance the potential of the Sacramento Kings' middle of the lineup. He plays much bigger than his 6’6” stature because of his athleticism.
Andre Drummond may be worth some trading to acquire. Drummond is just an inch under 7'0" and has a wealth of experience from his time at Connecticut. Andre is a skilled big man and can combine rebounding acumen with inside-scoring ability. Drummond has good hands and a great foundation to build a solid role player from.
If Isaiah Thomas does not seal the point guard position, I would advise the Kings to take a look at Dion Waiters from Syracuse. This 215 lb point guard brings power to the point position. Eyesight for play-making is Dion’s strong suit, which is sorely needed by the often turnover-prone Kings. Facilitating the offense is a strong need for Sacramento and a March Madness point guard like Waiters would be a welcome reassurance if Fredette and Thomas do not fully fill the vacancy.
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