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Jimmer yells at an innocent official. So typical.
I get where the Kings were going with this one, I really do. But, man, did they pick the wrong way to get there.
They needed a small forward and a point guard, and saw that a point guard would be available at No. 10. They took the opportunity to unload Beno Udrih on some poor team while simultaneously filling both of their needs.
It sounds like a great idea on paper.
Unfortunately, the small forward they acquired was John Salmons, and the point guard they passed up at No. 7 was Brandon Knight, who basically everyone agreed would be a great fit in Sacramento.
I'm actually fine with the Jimmer part of this equation. If Knight had been taken earlier, I would have been fine with the Kings drafting him at seven.
But the fact that Knight fell right into what would have been Sacramento's lap, and the Kings weren't there to capitalize makes this deal an epic failure.
Some Kings fans will say that this was a good move because it filled two needs instead of one. I only have one counterpoint to this argument:
JOHN SALMONS IS NOT AN ANSWER AT SMALL FORWARD! HE'S NOT EVEN A GOOD SMALL FORWARD! THAT'S WHY HE GOT TRADED OUT OF SAC IN THE FIRST PLACE!
Wow. I feel much better now that I got that out of my system.
I would love to give a Jimmer draft pick a passing grade. Under normal circumstances I would. But Knight falling to seven and John Salmons coming to town sinks it.