If NBA Commissioner David Stern does save the Kings for Sacramento, what's next the top spot when the lottery balls are drawn May 21 for next month's draft?
As the No. 6 team, the Kings' odds of picking No. 1 are just 6.3 percent, but stranger things have happened (ask any conspiracy theorist about Patrick Ewing and the Knicks or Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers).
Though there's not a consensus No. 1 player this year, selecting in the top five could bring one of these players who could be a valuable addition to the team:
Nerlens Noel, Kentucky, center, 6-foot-11, 220 pounds He tops most mock drafts, but he's considered a project and he plays DeMarcus Cousins' position.
Ben McLemore, Kansas, shooting guard, 6-4, 195 He's probably the best scoring guard available, but is he better than Tyreke Evans and Marcus Thornton?
Trey Burke, Michigan, point guard, 6-1, 175 He wowed in the NCAA Tournament, but do the Kings want another undersized lead guard?
Otto Porter, Georgetown, forward, 6-8, 200 He averaged 16.2 points and 7.5 rebounds as a sophomore. Does Big East Conference success mean NBA success?
Michael Carter-Williams, point guard Syracuse, 6-5, 175 He's a pass-first guard who plays defense and would bring size to the position.
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If the Kings land the top spot in next month's NBA draft, which player should they pick?
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