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In 2011, the Sacramento Kings passed on Klay Thompson for Jimmer Fredette. In 2012, they took Thomas Robinson, whom they just recently traded, over Damian Lillard.
These aren't acceptable mistakes and can set a franchise back years. The team is paying for it now. Imagine how different they'd look with a core of Lillard, Thompson, Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins?
If I'm the Kings, I'm studying every point guard out there right now. Isaiah Thomas is a nice young player, but not a starting point guard for a contending team in the West. Thomas is a scorer, and always has been.
Same with Fredette, Aaron Brooks and recently acquired Toney Douglas.
A point guard, like Michael Carter-Williams or Marcus Smart, who can set the table will allow the scorers on the team, of which there are plenty, to do what they do.
But whether they want a point guard or power forward, the bottom line is this: The Kings can't afford to screw this one up, and must do their due diligence with every potential target.