The Sacramento Kings currently sit at 22-42, tied for the fourth-worst record in the NBA. Sorry Kings fans, no playoffs this year. However, the opportunity to pick in the lottery during the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft isn't such a bad consolation prize, especially considering the tremendous talent at the top this year.
With a roster that features an All-Star caliber big man in DeMarcus Cousins, a top-tier athlete who seems to have found his form with Sacramento in Rudy Gay, a promising young prospect in Ben McLemore, and perhaps the NBA's most improved player in Isaiah Thomas, who should the Kings be targeting in the draft?
Though their record might not suggest it, the Kings are slowly beginning to find their identity this season as they continue to shuffle the pieces. "The NBA's most active cellar-dwellars" have made more moves than any other team in 2014, and so as the upcoming draft approaches, they must decide if they are fairly happy with their current roster pieces or if they need to add another superstar-type player.
In other words, are the Kings looking to find the player that best fits what they currently have or are they simply looking for the most talented prospect on the board?
Let's take a look at the five players that the Kings should be targeting in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft.