Everybody’s updating their mock drafts this morning following last night’s Draft Lottery, and more and more analysts are predicting De’Aaron Fox will go to Sacramento with the fifth pick. While the thought of another Cat entering the dysfunctional fray that is the Kings organization is a little scary, the prediction makes sense. The Kings desperately need an elite point guard to anchor their franchise alongside Buddy Hield in the backcourt. Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo writes that Fox could be the piece that the Kings have been waiting for.
“In Fox, the Kings finally nail a player capable of pulling all their disparate pieces together. Sacramento can take the best prospect on the board as well as fill their biggest area of need, landing a lead guard with the ability to bring the franchise back to relevance and who’s a jump shot away from being pretty frightening. Fox’s speed will be a game-changer regardless, and his contagious, breakneck nightly effort on both ends might be the shot in the arm the Kings have needed for years.”
Here’s where the rest of the Cats ended up in our latest mock draft roundup:
Meanwhile, Markelle Fultz going first to the Celtics and Lonzo Ball to the Lakers seems to be the consensus. Have fun with that, Magic.