I just spent a slide discussing why I thought Thomas Robinson was a perfect fit. When it comes to Andre Drummond, I just don't think he's as good a fit as many Kings fans would like.
So here is this scenario: New Orleans takes Anthony Davis at No. 1, and Charlotte/Washington/Cleveland all swoop up Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson and Bradley Beal in some fashion. This leaves Andre Drummond and Harrison Barnes for the Kings to pick between.
I think the Kings would take Barnes in this scenario (see the next slide), but let's talk about Drummond for a moment.
Defensively, Drummond is a solid blocker and he's a good rebounder. There are many that think pairing him with Cousins would be perfect and create a dominant inside force.
That could certainly happen, but it's nowhere near a sure thing. Drummond comes attached with motivation/work ethic problems, and he failed to impress at all at UConn last year. When you're a 6'11, 270-pound beast with the ability to jump out of the building, how do you manage to look so bored on the basketball court?
He's also currently atrocious offensively. He has no post moves whatsoever and shot 29 percent from the free-throw line.
The points in favor of Drummond? He looks like Dwight Howard. And heck, Dwight Howard was super raw when he came into the league.
The points against? He's so raw he even makes 2004 Dwight look like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. That, and he didn't seem to care all that much at UConn.
The good news for Drummond doubters in Sacramento? Amick at SI.com reports that the Kings are higher on some more established players than they are on Drummond. Looks like Drummond isn't the early favorite in Sacramento.
Chances of happening: 10 percent