NBA Offseason Awards For Western Conference
Best NBA Draft: Sacramento Kings
I debated on a couple of teams for this award, but I’m leaning the Kings at the moment.
Sacramento officially started their rebuild when they finally traded DeMarcus Cousins last season and received Buddy Hield and eventually the 10th overall pick in return.
Armed with the 5th and 10th picks, Sacramento had another shot at adding multiple young pieces to their new, young core. On draft night, the Kings increased their ammo further by trading that 10th pick with Portland to receive the 15th and 20th picks in a deep draft.
With the 5th pick, Sacramento got their point guard of the future in De’Aaron Fox. Fox would have went in the top three of most drafts but fell to 5th in this star-studded class. With the 15th pick, the Kings got their small forward in Justin Jackson, who just came off winning the National Championship at North Carolina.
With their 20th pick, the Kings swung for the fences with Harry Giles. Giles was arguably the biggest wildcard in the draft due to his injuries, but has the time and chance for growth on the young squad in Sacramento.
For a young team that isn’t touching the playoffs over the next two years, this was the perfect move for a revitalized Kings team.