For Kings fans, Wednesday is one of the most important days of the year.
Yes, it's lottery time, NBA-style.
Since moving to Sacramento from Kansas City, the Kings have been in the lottery 16 times in 27 years. They've won just once, in 1989 when they selected Louisville's Pervis Ellison, one of the worst No. 1 picks in league history.
If the Kings overcome very long odds they have just a 7.6 percent chance of winning they won't make a similar mistake.
Kentucky's Anthony Davis a 19-year-old, 6-foot-10, 220-pound power forward is the consensus top player in this year's draft.
In a recent interview with the New York Times, TNT analyst and former NBA player Steve Kerr said Davis "is going to be an NBA All-Star. He's a
shot blocker with guard skills. The closest NBA player is Kevin Garnett, but Davis is much better handling the ball."
After Davis, there seems to be little agreement among the numerous online mock drafts, with Kentucky's Michael KiddGilchrist, Kansas' Thomas Robinson, Connecticut's Andre Drummond and Florida's Bradley Beal showing up at No. 2 most often.
This year, there's little debate Davis is the real prize.
Close your eyes, Kings fans, and imagine Davis and DeMarcus Cousins playing side-by-side for the next 10 years or more.
What to watch
NBA, Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 6 p.m., TNT: Can the Thunder rebound from Sunday's tough opening-game loss?
In the last 23 years, which of these No. 1 NBA draft picks is the biggest bust?
Pervis Ellison, 1989
Michael Olowokandi, 1998
Kwame Brown, 2001
Greg Oden, 2007
Vote above or leave your comments in the comments field; or go to www.sacbee.com/sports
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