With the Florida Gators falling in the Final Four to eventual 2014 NCAA Tournament winners the Connecticut Huskies, a large portion of the Gators team will be moving on to play basketball at the next level. One of these players is Florida’s Scottie Wilbekin. Although he is not expected to be selected in the 2014 NBA Draft, a team could take a chance on him in the second round or make a hard push for him in undrafted free agency.
However, which NBA team would most benefit from Wilbekin’s play? He is a guard who excels at defense and coming up big when his team needs it. He’s not excellent at any aspect of his game, but he’s good at almost everything.
The easy answer to what team would make the best use of Wilbekin is the Sacramento Kings. The Kings finished last season 28-54, a dismal record for a team with enough talent to at least compete for a .500 season. Sacramento needs a new point guard with some creativity and, more importantly, the ability to bang the ball down low to Demarcus Cousins. Wilbekin could be a perfect complement to the new point guard on his defense alone.
It will probably take a year or so in the D-league before Wilbekin ever sees minutes on an NBA court, but, with a team like the Kings, he might be able to sneak into a few minutes of playing time and help a struggling team in the process.