The 2013 NBA draft is said to be one of the weakest in recent memory. That said, there are always impact players in every draft class, even if there are more in some years than in others. And with the Sacramento Kings owning the No. 7 pick, they should have a good shot at adding a good player to their team.
As they prepare for the draft, the Kings need to find out which players would help their team. Part of that process is coming up with a draft philosophy. This entails deciding whether they're going for team needs or just drafting the best player available. From there, they'll be able to identify prospects who fit their system.
I'll try to do the same thing: identify which players would be ideal for Sacramento. One consideration, as it will be for the Kings, is team needs. As it stands, Sacramento's biggest position of need appears to be small forward. Also, regardless of position, the franchise could use capable defenders. So small forwards or players that provide defensive value would fit well.
Yet most importantly, the Kings need to get a good player. That sounds simple enough, but the team missed on the No. 5 pick in 2012 when it selected Thomas Robinson. And while Jimmer Fredette is still on the squad and a contributing player, he hasn't lived up to the expectations that come along with being a top-10 pick.
With all of that in mind, here are five players who would be perfect fits for the Kings.