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Sacramento Kings will pick 13th in 2024 NBA Draft

The Lottery didn't result in any surprises for the Kings.
By | 61 Comments | May 12, 2024

May 12, 2024; Chicago, IL, USA; Duke UniversityÕs Kyle Filipowski at the 2024 NBA Draft Lottery at McCormick Place West. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA held its annual draft lottery on Sunday, and the Sacramento Kings will pick 13th in the upcoming 2024 NBA Draft. The Kings had low odds of moving up in the draft, so these results aren’t surprising. They were, however, several surprises in the draft order. The Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, and San Antonio Spurs all moved into the top 4 via the lotto.

The Spurs moved up to the 4th pick, the Rockets moved up to the third pick, and the Atlanta Hawks jumped all the way up to the first overall pick, despite just a 3% chance.

While this draft isn’t considered top-heavy with stars, it is expected to be a fairly deep draft for role-players. And of course there are always surprise stars found later in the draft that nobody saw coming. In the coming weeks we’ll find out if the Kings will keep the pick and add some cost-controlled bench depth, or package the pick in a trade. Because of the draft pick owed to the Atlanta Hawks, the Kings cannot officially trade this year’s pick until after the selection is made.

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Kingofkings2410
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May 12, 2024 12:32 pm

I really like the idea of Holmes next to sabonis. Shot blocking and athleticism plus some shooting

Mike120
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May 12, 2024 12:36 pm

I’m kinda with you on this. Or Tyler Smith. Forget where they are ranked. We need to pick for position of need. Not BPA at this point.

Hobby916
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May 12, 2024 1:08 pm
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I think they should always go for who they think is the BPA, position be damned.

murraytant
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May 12, 2024 2:46 pm
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Sorry- I don’t like Holmes. Agree with size search here but I would like Filipowsi, Ware, Saluan, DaSilva all way above Holmes who is often projected as a second rounder. I like Furphy too but he is smaller. Missi- no. I would rank Smith above Holmes. but my other 4 bigs above all else.
All of these guys have flaws- but all have that awful “potential”
The other likely candidates at 13 are: Walker, Collier, McCain and Cater.
I would go size in second round- BPA big fella.
I have a suspicion that Monk stays- takes less years and less money. Orlando is biggest threat but they like defense.

Hobby916
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May 12, 2024 3:23 pm
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Monk and Spurs? He wouldn’t win much, but they have cash and Wemby. But Monk might want to play winning basketball, so the cash would need to be very high.

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May 13, 2024 9:16 am

I think Holmes will make a nice complimentary player… I really like Da Silva as well

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May 13, 2024 10:44 am

I would take a look at Holmes also. PF is a position of need. seems like a cool dude.

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May 12, 2024 12:35 pm

Bummer. Was kinda hoping we’d bump up 2-3 spots. If we keep the pick he needs to be a starter by mid-season. Prefer a PF but SG is a position of need as well.

murraytant
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May 12, 2024 2:53 pm
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Kings could not move up 2-3 spots- the lottery is just that a lottery- first four balls selected ( or combo balls) get first four slots nd the rest is based on stanidngs. Kings did not get one of the first four combinations, hence, out!
I think Kings need size and length, even if MM is gone. There are 4 guys who could give that- Filipowski, Ware, DaSilva and Saluan- all have flaws.
They have 7 guards- Fox, KH, Ellis, Mitchell, Duarte, Jones and perhaps MM. If MM goes, Collier and Walker are options. But size is biggest need.
If a team has 4 scorers can get away with a fifth non-scorer- best candidate Ellis. OKC uses Dort in that role, and he has improved his offensive threat. Very good chance Duarte ( one year left) and KH are gone.
Do you try to replace Monk’s role or go get the real size you need?

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May 12, 2024 12:40 pm

I hope the kings don’t trade the pick this year .

Tidjane Salaun

Ryan Dunn

Kyshawn George

DaRon Holmes II

Pacome Dadiet

all good prospects .

nobody available for trade will help this team take the next step .

Either fox needs to be at an MVP level, keegan become a consistent 20 point scorer or sabonis get some type of shot. I don’t see neither happening. To the future!

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May 12, 2024 12:43 pm

realistic to trade our 13 to the Pelicans for their 17 and Naji Marshall? Maybe throw in a 2nd? Daron Holmes or Tyler Smith should still be available there.

Kingofkings2410
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May 12, 2024 12:51 pm
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Nice, very nice. Naji is a great defender

Hobby916
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May 12, 2024 1:07 pm
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Naji is an unrestricted free agent. That proposed trade can’t happen, I don’t think.

murraytant
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May 12, 2024 2:56 pm
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Marshall is URFA so do not have to trade for him. NOP could do a sign and trade I suppose. But why would they or how could they- they tie up all that space and there is no comparable salary traded- won’t work.
Just get Marshall as FA.

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May 12, 2024 1:15 pm

The Hawks move all the way to one in this draft and now have the opportunity to draft Anthony Bennett! The year you get the first pick really is pretty important.

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May 12, 2024 1:39 pm

If I were the Hawks, I’d flip Trae Young to the Spurs for the #4 and and build around the #1 and #4. Complete rebuild for the purgatory Hawks and the Spurs get their true PG to go with Wemby. It won’t even matter that Young is a poor POA defender when you have Wemby protecting the paint.

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May 12, 2024 2:58 pm
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or Spurs draft Dillingham- undersized, poor defender (sounds like Trae).and costs less

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May 12, 2024 3:26 pm
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Topic and Buzelis/Sheppard, depending on which one is still there. Sheppard shoots really well, which the Spurs need.

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May 12, 2024 3:28 pm
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Young is bird in hand. You know what you are getting and he fits pretty well with Wemby and Sochan

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May 13, 2024 10:42 am
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Hard to see the Spurs go after a smallish 6-1 no defense guard. But what do I know?

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May 13, 2024 8:49 pm
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that’s funny…

Last edited 2 months ago by Sacto_J
AnybodyButBagley
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May 13, 2024 8:52 pm
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So no way they take Fox for Wemby?

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May 12, 2024 3:57 pm
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The Spurs are one of the few teams that make sense trading for Trae.
Obtaining Trae coupled with their CAP space and year 2 Wemby and the Spurs could be a playoff team next season and quite frankly better than us.

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May 13, 2024 12:17 pm
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The Spurs have two top ten picks. They don’t need Young. Both Kentucky guards are top point guards and a hell of a lot cheaper than the over the top expensive Trae Young.

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May 13, 2024 11:43 pm
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Trae Young has actually played in the NBA.

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May 12, 2024 1:26 pm

Dare we say filipowski?

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May 12, 2024 1:32 pm

He would be fine. Like a Keith Van Horn/Kelly Olynyk/pre-Utah Lauri Markkanen.

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May 12, 2024 3:02 pm

yes we dare. Has length but no strength ( sounds like Chet). Versatile game – not as good of a shot blocker as Chet but better mid-range.
I like Ke’el Ware as well- ? motor but can leap- Kings do not have lob threat or shot blocker- that he is.
Using #13 for a back up- he is like Claxton and Jackson Hayes. but changes the momentum.
Saluan has potential to be starter in 2 years. DaSilva can start now but has reached ceiling.

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May 12, 2024 3:29 pm
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Drafting Ware to only ever backup Sabonis doesn’t seem like a good idea. At least look at a guy that might start or play higher minutes. There are always back up bigs available in free agency and trades. How often is a skilled 7 footer available?

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May 12, 2024 3:30 pm
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Watched some of the highlights of the players in this discussion and I was impressed with the overall athleticism and game of ke’el ware. Looks like he needs to add some weight/strength but he has game for sure

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May 12, 2024 11:58 pm

I don’t see it with Filipowski. I’m certainly not a draft expert but drafting a backup 5 that isn’t a great rim protector or defender just doesn’t seem all that smart to me.

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May 13, 2024 3:59 am

The hope would be that he would be the stretch 4 type of player they need. Idk if that’s going to happen, but he is pretty skilled offensively. Defense leaves a lot to be desired though.

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May 13, 2024 10:41 am

definitely have to look at Filipowski. position of need is PF and Flip is a 6’11” skilled player.

questions, is the shot real? what exactly were the “malformed hips” and how much damage was done before surgery.

Hobby916
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May 13, 2024 3:46 pm
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Not many pass/dribble/shoot 7 footers in the league. Premium position.

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May 12, 2024 3:31 pm

My feeling now is as sad as Keegan.

i really thought we gonna jump.

but right now, just hope Ron Holland drops to 13th. (Just like Tyrese dropped to us)

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May 13, 2024 6:58 am

Of course would have been nice to jump but this class’s lottery is pretty diverse on opinion.13th is a fine spot with a marginal cap hit and definetly potential to end up with one of the classes best.

First wish is that Dalton slides, although I think that’s very unlikely. Assuming thats off the board initial read im a fan Tristan Da Silva. Fits a lot of Monte prereqs, older proven production a bit of a jack of all trades with some ability to play around scoring entities. I just also think its always worthwhile to bet on 3/4s. Another I could see Monte liking is Devin Carter, also a Mike brown player. A point so you’d be looking at a 2nd unit add, but could be our ball handler/scorer off the bench. Jared McCain could cover some guard depth with some defensive impact too maybe with a little more versatility in the backcourt. Flip also deserves a shout for being a stretch big.
Personally also intrigued by flyers like Ja’Kobe Walter and Cody Williams, but those don’t really seem the vein of our decision makers MO.

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May 13, 2024 8:16 am

Leaning da Silva right now.

With or without re-signing Monk, I don’t see a guard at 13 that would crack the top four. Fox, Huerter, Ellis, Mitchell, (Monk). The rook would be fighting Colby Jones for the 5th chair. Not interested, absent of trades that free up spots in the backcourt.

Bring a legit bench small forward or stretch four, and one that projects to contribute sooner than later. Absent of that, deal the pick. If you can’t get a viable core rotation player for it, deal it for a future 1st. Please do not use this pick to improve the Stockton Kings.

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May 13, 2024 8:43 am
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I just watched some youtube breakdowns of Da Silva. He looks like a little like Huerter on how he comes off screens and relocates, and has some Keegan style game too. He looked comfortable handling doubles in the post and being able to pass out and find the open guy.

He fits the profile of what Monte has drafted (productive college player, older, skilled and not highly athletic per NBA standards). Seems like he would be a good fit in the system.

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May 13, 2024 10:35 am
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I think Da Silva could be a rotational SF. might not be the BPA, however, and when comes to drafting for need, wouldn’t the greatest need be PF? or another primary initiator if Monk leaves?

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May 13, 2024 2:52 pm
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Yes. But you’re probably going to have to fill those needs through trades or free agency. I don’t see a PG on the board that is better than Mitchell or Ellis, for example.

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May 13, 2024 3:22 pm
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fair enough. I like Da Silva’s potential fit on offense and think Brown can improve his defense (eg., his closeout technique does not look very good).

when it comes to addressing needs at PF, I think HB on load management (maybe playing about 65 games like Horford) might bolster production at that position. not a solution at PF but maybe a partial solution.

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May 13, 2024 3:47 pm
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McCain was mocked to the Kings by Sam Vecenie. Said he can replicate some of what Monk does, assuming Monk is elsewhere next season.

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May 13, 2024 4:28 pm
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I watched McCain. I do not see him being better than Mitchell or Ellis this coming season. And my only desire as it pertains to this pick (whether it is kept or traded) is to see it yield a core rotation player for 24-25.

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May 13, 2024 4:30 pm
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Then it’s probably Da Silva. My guess is that they end up trading and getting a core rotation guy that way.

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May 13, 2024 3:29 pm
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it took 3-4 years for Malik to resemble good Monk, not bad Monk. And it took 3 teams. I doubt a 13th pick can be “that guy”- so my preference is to go big.
DaSilva can play now but is about the same as Lyles. Flip might be a 4. Ware is super athletic but? motor and is a backup who may be able to change the pace of the game.

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May 13, 2024 9:10 am

John Hollinger’s top 20 big board was posted today. Filipowski and Devin Carter 9 and 10. Furphy 11. Risacher 13, Knecht 14, Cody 15, Tidjane 16, McCain 18

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May 13, 2024 3:31 pm
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Big Boards- all over the place.
Furphy is 6/9 and can really shoot and tries to play D. Just not sure.

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May 13, 2024 4:49 pm
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with Furphy, the Aussie rules football background has given him solid training for physicality and rebounding. I like the footage I’ve watched of him. seems to make quick decisions. the right play. flies around on defense to switch on players. I have him ranked above Da Silva.

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May 13, 2024 9:36 am

This is the time of year that I wish I had watched more college basketball.

Well, okay, that’s a lie. Any time watching college basketball has also felt wasted.

This is also the time of year that I wish that college basketball didn’t look so amateurish and boring, like a bunch of college players hoping against hope that they’ll someday get selected to sit at the end of the bench for four years and cheer a lot during timeouts.

Meanwhile, we end up seeing overgrown highschool players pretend to run plays for 22 seconds until the last player chucks up a last-second dream against another bored zone defense.

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May 13, 2024 11:05 am
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That’s a horrible take on college basketball. Most of the sets and schemes are team oriented with critical timing for precise execution. The nba, however, has way more isolation and one on one with last second chucks. I don’t mind either style, but both college and pros are anything but boring. Love of basketball is appreciating both styles and knowing the difference and why there’s a difference, in my opinion.
And it’s a 30sec shot clock in college, so it’d actually be for 28sec and then a chuck fyi

ScrumhalfVinny
May 13, 2024 1:35 pm

Also, the first weekend of the tournament might be the greatest sporting event there is. That Thursday-Sunday of the first two rounds is just awesome.

Though, there is the issue that the tournament is so exciting that the regular season kind of pales in comparison.

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May 13, 2024 3:33 pm

Lots of sets in some college BB. Lots or aimless chucking in others. And it is tough to “see” the NBA potential.

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May 13, 2024 9:02 pm
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Only when the Kings have a lottery pick. Everyone else seems to see it just fine.

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May 13, 2024 2:30 pm
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This is why you love the G league.

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May 13, 2024 2:49 pm

So much depends on so much else (as usual)

If Malik Monk moves on, that changes the bench mob.
If the Kings look to add a Jonas V., or Nadji Marshall, or Saddiq Bey or Kyle Anderson or Kyle Kuzma – that will influence who you take, IF you take the #13. If you are adding Jonas V, for example – then Zach Edey for example, becomes your 4th big (after Domas, Jonas, and Alex Len – unless Alex Len doesn’t return!). Pieces upon pieces after moves.

3D chess and I am a but a humble 2D checkers player. GM McNair, Wes Welker, ?Alvin Gentry? have their work cut out for them.

Knowing what we’ve seen in the draft history past of Monte & Co.
-not a Freshman
-has BBIQ
-can shoot (remember that Davion had comps to Kemba Walker)
-solid citizen
-high level work ethic (aka gym rat)
-? not high on foreign ?

Of the Bigs, Who fits this mold?
Tristan DaSilva
DaRon Holmes II
Jaylon Tyson

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May 13, 2024 3:50 pm

Filipowski. Offensively he should be good as a 4, can pass a bit, plays hard, shot is okay.

DaSilva checks a lot of the Monte boxes when it comes to the draft.

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May 13, 2024 4:42 pm
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I hesitated on Filipowski as his 3FG% was under 35%, but apparently his mechanics are sound. It’s nice he averaged 8.3 rpg.

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May 13, 2024 4:46 pm

He shot around 7-8% better on 3s this season. He is fluid and skilled. Not a rim protector, but has size. It’s kind of what the team needs

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May 13, 2024 10:37 pm
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This team definitely needs a rookie to get them into the playoffs.

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May 13, 2024 3:23 pm

There are, IMO, 11 top players who probably will be first 11 taken In some order with names spelled correctly- Sarr, Rishashar, Topic, Dillingham, Shephard, Clingdon, Castle, Buzelis, Holland, Williams and Dalton K.
Then there are 3 guards: Collier, McCain, Walker
and then 4 bigs: Ware, DaSilva, Filipowski and Saluan.
If any of the top 11 drop (like Hali), draft that one.
If MM goes, draft Walker, McCain, Collier in that order but the choice could only be the first or second. But this does not replace MM- that is a fallacy.
If MM stays and maybe even if he goes: Flip (as a 4), Ware yes as a backup 5), DaSilva.
But I know nothing.
Package, as James Hamm says, in a trade for Ingrahm. ?
None of these guys will be a starter. Back to run it back.
Get Marshall as FA
Move Duarte, Sasha, Barnes, KH, Davion, in that order for something. Almost need to clear space and player time.
This is not all that exciting. All role guys even most of the top 11.
Second round- go big and hope Ryan Dunn drops.

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May 15, 2024 9:27 pm

I concur that Filipowski is a good prospect, and you go bpa, just wish he didn’t play our best players position

but I think the pick will be traded anyhow

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