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If the ping-pong balls were to cooperate, the Sacramento Kings could be one more disaster season away from building a truly competitive roster.
With franchise cornerstones DeMarcus Cousins and Ben McLemore at the 2 and 5 positions, Andrew Wiggins would slide right into the 3-hole to help form one of the most promising young trios in the NBA.
The Kings have been in need of a No. 2 guy to pair alongside Cousins. Fast-forward a few years, and it could be Cousins who falls to No. 2 in the pecking order, given Wiggins' towering upside as a scorer on the wing.
The Kings also like to run (No. 7 in pace in 2012-13), which plays right into Wiggins' strengths as an open-floor weapon.
While McLemore looks primed for a terrific short and long-term career, I'm not sure he alone is a game-changer for the Kings. But Wiggins has the potential to be that spark.
And with some established talent around him, he wouldn't be left alone to lead the team as a rookie or sophomore.
Rarely does Sacramento seem like a good fit for a star talent out of college, but in this case, it makes sense for both parties.