Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Why I'm Content...For Now.

Remember that Bill Simmons article two years ago about rooting against your team to get a better draft pick. These were the days when the Celts didn't have Garnett and Bill was in love (still is) with Kevin Durant.

Of course, it didn't work out. The Celtics got the 3rd pick, drafted Jeff Green, traded him for Ray Allen, yada yada yada...

If you're the Kings right now, you want to get the 1st pick. I don't care how good you think Jason Thompson/Hawes/Greene are, Blake Griffin is better. And everyone else, well, they aren't Blake Griffin.

Not to say they are bad, but there are no franchise players available. Solid players yes. But no franchise.

So on the one hand, the Kings really need the #1 overall pick. On the other hand, we have a bad enough record with few games left. Meaning, that no matter what we do, the Kings are basically in the bottom few teams in the league.

So why am I content? Because I don't have to think two much about draft position. I can just hope the Kings win a couple more and the youngens' grow a little.

Then in June, I'll be at MSG when I hear David Stern say the immortal words, "With the 1st pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, the Sacramento Kings select..."

1 comment:

  1. I would love to be at MSG for the draft. My favorite part of every year, when Knicks fans inevitably booing whoever their team chooses. Last year was particularly good when Gallinari was picked.