A power forward would seem to be a good fit for the Sacramento Kings. Depending on where the lottery puts the Kings, they’re likely to get maybe as high as No. four or five in the NBA draft next month. The best player available would be, as a 6-foot-8 power forward, Anthony Bennett from UNLV.
Bennett may not be available after the top three or four picks for the Kings will be to have a favorable lottery draw to get him. He’d be an outstanding player and could singlehandedly help the team get closer to a .500 record and playoff contention year, as long as Sacramento kept most of its other important pieces together.
Bennett was the Mountain West Freshman of the Year and led his conference in Player Efficiency Rating at 28.3 and was second in field-goal percentage at 53.3 percent and fourth in rebounds at 8.1 rebounds per game. He also averaged 1.2 blocks per game. He has all the tools to succeed in the NBA.
He was also an honorable mention All-American choice from the Associated Press and was a finalist for the Naismith Player of the Year and John R. Wooden Awards.
Bennett would probably like to stay out West and wouldn’t mind playing for Sacramento. He would be a perfect fit. He would add even more excitement to a young team
If Demarcus Cousins behaves himself and produces very well as an inside player next year, Sacramento would be tough if they bring in Bennett.
The Kings need a good result in the lottery if they’re to have a chance for Bennett.