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The 2020 Kings Herald Community Draft Board

You've voted and now the 2020 Kings Herald Community Draft Board is set in stone.  Without further ado, here's what the Big Board looks like as chosen by you, the fans:

  1. Anthony Edwards, G, Georgia
  2. James Wiseman, C, Memphis
  3. Deni Avdija, F, Maccabi Tel Aviv
  4. Killian Hayes, G, Ratiopharm Ulm
  5. Tyrese Haliburton, G, Iowa State
  6. LaMelo Ball, G, Illawarra
  7. Isaac Okoro, F, Auburn
  8. Onyeka Okongwu, F/C, USC
  9. Obi Toppin, F, Dayton
  10. Devin Vassell, G/F, Florida State
  11. Patrick Williams, F, Florida State
  12. Aaron Nesmith, G/F, Vanderbilt
  13. Saddiq Bey, G/F, Villanova
  14. Aleksej Pokuševski, F/C, Olympiacos
  15. Tyrese Maxey, G, Kentucky
  16. Kira Lewis Jr., G, Alabama

This is our first draft at the Kings Herald, but we have done a big board as a community at our old digs since 2008.  Funnily enough, the Kings would have been better off listening to this random amalgamation of fans than their own GMs over the years.  Hopefully Monte McNair can shake that trend starting today.

What do you think of this year's big board? Have you learned anything from doing more research on prospects that would have changed one of your earlier votes?  Let us know in the comments and thank you to everyone who participated.

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RobHessing
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November 18, 2020 9:23 am

McLemore
Stauskas
Cauley-Stein
Papagiannis
Fox
Jackson
Giles
Bagley
No Pick

In the old, paper scoring days of bowling, if you had a run of bad frames you would draw a thick line at what you determined was going to be the end of it, and resolved that you would be better moving forward. Time for the Kings to draw that line. Man, a look at the Ranadive years of drafting is all you need to figure out why this team is where it is right now.

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November 18, 2020 9:28 am
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Don’t forget Malachi Richardson and Skal!

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November 18, 2020 9:34 am
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We’re really going to complain that the 22 and 28 picks didn’t turn into stars? Skal didn’t blossom the way we’d hoped, but with his potential, getting him at 28 was the right move.

RobHessing
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November 18, 2020 9:56 am
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That said, that would make the Kings 1 for 10 on 1st round picks since 2013.

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November 18, 2020 10:23 am
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And the drafting of Fox is offset somewhat by the fact his presence has been used as justification for passing on both Mitchell and Doncic.

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November 18, 2020 9:57 am
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I am not complaining, just wanted the list to be exhaustive of the 1st round picks in the Ranadive era.

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November 18, 2020 10:23 am
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We are complaining that out of 10 draft picks, we gleaned about 1.5 decent players.

Of course, your mileage may vary suck.

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November 18, 2020 10:35 am
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1.5? Rik when did you get so optimistic! I think Fox is a good player and then… yeah I think it’s 1 decent player. I do see “no pick” really coming on in his second year though.

RikSmits
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November 18, 2020 10:48 am

I’m an optimist. I hope that Bagley will play at least 36 games this season.

ForKingsandCountry
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November 18, 2020 11:22 am
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Tis the season of miracles!

RobHessing
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November 18, 2020 9:54 am
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Good catch.

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November 18, 2020 9:53 am
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That line better be real thick. Like so thick it covers all the aforementioned players except Fox.

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November 18, 2020 10:01 am
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This just reminded me that the last activity I did indoors was going to my bowling league back in March.

(bowled my only +650 series FYI, not to brag)

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