2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Why the Sacramento Kings Need Alec Burks
(The 2011 NBA Draft Order was decided tonight when the friendly ping pong balls dropped for the worst 14 teams in the league in the annual NBA Draft Lottery.The Minnesota Timberwolves, who had the worst record in the league last season and had the best chance of getting the first pick, were denied. Instead, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the No. 1 pick. Stay with Bleacher Report as we track the latest news, reaction and speculation for the NBA Draft, which will be held next month.)
The Sacramento Kings have nothing at the SG position. Their best bet last season was running two PGs with Tyreke Evans and Beno Udrih. The Kings added DeMarcus Cousins in last year's draft, who came in and instantly improved the team's interior scoring.
In this year's draft, the Kings need to focus on adding some more perimeter scoring. Burks is a tall, lengthy, and athletic two guard that can score all over the floor. He excels at getting the ball into the lane and takes advantage of smaller defenders.
Burks still needs to add some range to his jump shot, but that should not be difficult for a player that has a smooth technique. Burks does still need to add some strength, which would help him post-up smaller defenders, and improve his rebounding.
However, even with Burks' flaws, he has a lot of potential, and is a much better option than Marquis Daniels or Francisco Garcia.
-- Matt Faulconer
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