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So should the Kings draft Kemba Walker if he’s available?
But they might not have a choice.
There are clearly better fits for the team out there (for example if Brandon Knight somehow falls to No. 7 or Kawhi Leonard is still on the board), and passing on one of these options for Kemba would be a mistake.
However, this year’s draft is also notoriously short on talent. It is extremely probable that both Knight and Leonard (as well as players like Enes Kanter and Derrick Williams, who would be obvious picks if they somehow fell) will be gone by the time the David Stern steps to the podium to announce the No. 7 pick.
If Knight and Leonard were gone, then Walker would be a practical selection. He would be the best of the remaining point guard prospects, and would certainly draw at least some fans to Power Balance Pavilion next season.
Obviously, I have my reservations about Kemba Walker, but in a draft class that has been called the worst in a decade, Sacramento may have few other options but to take him.
And who knows, maybe that will end up being a blessing in disguise.
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