2011 NBA Draft Results: Why the Sacramento Kings Made the Biggest Draft Mistakes
2011 NBA Draft Results Saw the Sacramento Kings Make Major Head-Scratching Decisions
The Kings couldn't wait until the draft started to make a bad decision and they opted to trade away Beno Udrih and take on Jon Salmons' salary and drop down three spots in the draft.
While both Milwaukee and Charlotte used the trade to get better, Sacramento only got worse.
It was long rumored that the Kings' owners, the Maloof brothers, were extremely high on the BYU product. The problem was that not all of the basketball personnel was on board with the decision.
But by trading out of No. 7, the Kings narrowly avoided an ugly decision on a point guard with the pick.
Both Brandon Knight of Kentucky and Kemba Walker of UConn were still on the board at No. 7, but by the time the Kings were on the clock at No. 10 both players had come off the board.
The Kings bosses got who they wanted, an undersized point guard with defensive limitations (and a gifted scorer), and didn't have to make a tough decision.
The remainder of their draft was actually solid with the additions of Tyler Honeycutt and Isaiah Thomas, but the trade leaves us wondering what the Kings are truly committed to.
Jimmer won't single-handedly bring this franchise back to prominence, they can only hope he helps, but they're not doing themselves many favors in the cause.
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