Articles | NBA Draft

2020 Kings Herald Draft Board: Pick No. 4

Deni Avdija is off the board. Who will go next?

With 39.5% of the vote, Deni Avdija is off the board.  He joins Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman.

When a choice comes up, pick who you'd want the Kings to pick given all the players remaining.  Note: THIS IS NOT A MOCK DRAFT. This is a draft board, a ranked list of prospects you'd like to see the Kings pick. In other words, if we were the Kings front office, when our pick came up, we'd take the top name left on our board. So pick your choice, not who you think Monte McNair or anyone else would choose in a slot.

Explain your choice in the comments, and lobby for who should be added to the next pick's choices.

This poll ends at 5 AM tomorrow. The next one will begin shortly thereafter.  We will go roughly 15 picks deep.

Support Us On Patreon
Subscribe
Notify of
29 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Hobby916
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
November 4, 2020 8:36 am

Hayes…again. Maybe others see him as not needed since the Kings currently have Fox, Hield, Bogi. But in my Kings future I see Hield and Bogi gone, and a backcourt of Fox and Hayes moving this team into relevancy.

Adamsite
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
November 4, 2020 8:57 am

Haliburton again. Hayes is up him and then it would have been Deni.

CoreyBrewersD
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Patreon Supporter
November 4, 2020 8:59 am

So question, I go on I read the poll, I vote, then I log in it asks me
to vote again. Or at least the vote appears to be available. Does the first not logged in vote count or does the poll go away after it logs my vote/choice?
Haliburton BPA aside from Ball and I can’t see Ball and daddy Ball is sac with Fox, and Daddy Bags. Kangz trainwreck of the highest order.

Adamsite
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
November 4, 2020 9:01 am
Reply to  CoreyBrewersD

I just did the same thing. I voted, then logged in and it gave me the poll again. That being said, every time I visited the site yesterday the poll was still coming up. I think that is why they have you put in your username. The staff can verify the hanging chads. Too soon for a vote joke?

Wonderchild
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
November 4, 2020 9:27 am
Reply to  Adamsite

It’s a poll (yes, it’s spelled poll, not pole) not an election, so I’d imagine the votes will actually stop being counted when the poll ends.

RobHessing
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Author
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Author
November 4, 2020 12:57 pm
Reply to  CoreyBrewersD

Did you use a Sharpie?

Adamsite
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 14
November 4, 2020 8:59 am

OT: Kings likely don’t have enough to target Holiday, but could be a third team to help facilitate something. Could potentially be a good use of cap space if any deal comes with draft compensations.

Wonderchild
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
November 4, 2020 10:23 am
Reply to  Adamsite

Please Denver or Milwaukee. Unless Boston can convince NO or someone else to take on Kemba.

Hobby916
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
November 4, 2020 10:33 am
Reply to  Wonderchild

Holiday, Smart, Brown would be a monster backcourt defensively.

RobHessing
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Author
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Author
November 4, 2020 9:05 am

Going with the old Toppin nod, again. Guessing that I’ll be pinned on him for awhile. And that’s fine – I know nothing.

eddie41
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
November 4, 2020 12:36 pm
Reply to  RobHessing

I think Toppin belongs in the discussion. Not a bad pick …

BestHyperboleEver
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
November 4, 2020 1:00 pm
Reply to  RobHessing

I think he’s going to dip. Maybe olive the way to the Kings.

Sacto_J
Comments
Original Member
Vote Up
Comments
Original Member
Vote Up
November 4, 2020 9:38 am

Having a hard time picking one of the following 3 – Hayes / Ball / Okongwu, just in terms of talent. They all have significant upside coupled with some flaws that they’ll hopefully grow out of.
The idea of the Ball family coupled with the Bagley family influence potentially makes Buddy look like a choir boy and do not want, but man can he do some things on the court when he’s on.
Hayes has the Bagley left hand syndrome, and for a guard that’s a bit of a red flag, not to mention taking the ball out of Fox’s hands for a guy not named Luka doesn’t appeal to me, so I’m going Okongwu here. Strong post presence, good D, solid measurables and flaws that can be coached up.

BestHyperboleEver
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
November 4, 2020 2:21 pm
Reply to  Sacto_J

The idea that “taking the ball out of Fox’s hands” is a bad thing needs to die. Every team needs multiple ball handlers and multiple playmakers. When you don’t, you get things like Buddy Hield trying to facilitate an offense.

Sacto_J
Comments
Original Member
Vote Up
Comments
Original Member
Vote Up
November 5, 2020 8:42 am

When there’s no clear definitive “best player” available, a player’s “fit” should be taken into consideration. I’m not suggesting no one else should dribble the ball up the floor ever. But if Fox is our cornerstone, chief play maker why would you want to dilute his effectiveness by bringing in a player with an identical skill set when you can bring in a complimentary piece (of similar talent level) to address the team’s bigger weaknesses of defense and rebounding…?

BestHyperboleEver
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
November 5, 2020 9:42 am
Reply to  Sacto_J

Except Hayes doesn’t have anything approaching a similar skillset to Fox. There’s no reason he couldn’t be seen as just as complementary to Fox as anyone else in this draft. And, personally, I think playmaking, particularly in the half court, is by far the team’s biggest weakness.

As for diluting Fox’s effectiveness, well, I’m hoping they’re trying to build the best overall team they can. Not trying to maximize any one single player. If Fox’s USG (and therefore counting stats) dip a bit in order to improve the team overall, then so be it.

Sacto_J
Comments
Original Member
Vote Up
Comments
Original Member
Vote Up
November 5, 2020 12:16 pm

Hayes is projected to be a lead guard, scouted as a “a playmaker who’s a legitimate outside threat.” Fox might not have the best shot, but he’s definitely a playmaker and creator for others (when he’s not being tasked to put the team on his shoulders.)
You do make a point about using him as a complimentary piece, Hayes does shoot the ball well and plays mostly solid D, and has the height and wingspan to potentially cover the majority of 2 guards.
I wouldn’t say they’re not similar at all but after reading his scouting profile I could see the 2 of them working together in the backcourt. I still see Okongwu as a better target for the Kings at this point, however…

Bbmuteman
Original Member
Comments
Patreon Supporter
Vote Up
Original Member
Comments
Patreon Supporter
Vote Up
November 4, 2020 9:51 am

I’m voting okoro until he’s picked. Kings need some high level defenders badly.

eddie41
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
November 4, 2020 12:34 pm
Reply to  Bbmuteman

I think I finally got a comp for Okoro: Miles Bridges with less touch.

Bbmuteman
Original Member
Comments
Patreon Supporter
Vote Up
Original Member
Comments
Patreon Supporter
Vote Up
November 4, 2020 12:51 pm
Reply to  eddie41

I love bridges, both of them. Shorter jonathan isaac?

BestHyperboleEver
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
November 4, 2020 2:21 pm
Reply to  Bbmuteman

What does Okoro have in common with Isaac?

Last edited 1 year ago by BestHyperboleEver
Bbmuteman
Original Member
Comments
Patreon Supporter
Vote Up
Original Member
Comments
Patreon Supporter
Vote Up
November 4, 2020 6:41 pm

Defensive chops.

BestHyperboleEver
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
November 4, 2020 9:44 pm
Reply to  Bbmuteman

Though in completely different ways at different positions and with different skill sets.

Last edited 1 year ago by BestHyperboleEver
RAP87
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
November 4, 2020 10:08 am

Still going with Haliburton.

NorCalKingsFan
Comments
Vote Up
Comments
Vote Up
November 4, 2020 7:35 pm

Hayes, again.

I would honestly be disappointed if any of the three (Edwards, Wiseman, Deni ) were taken with a Kings pick considering that there are better options, now if they got picked at 5-7, that would make more sense to me.

This feels like Vlade’s big board.

SacTownKing916
November 4, 2020 11:21 pm

Im going Ball as i think he is bpa and figure out who stays and or gets traded later, plus who wouldnt want to see Lavar during pre and post game

Sacto_J
Comments
Original Member
Vote Up
Comments
Original Member
Vote Up
November 5, 2020 8:43 am
Reply to  SacTownKing916

uh, most of us?

BeTheBall
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
November 4, 2020 11:35 pm

I just won’t ever be able to select Lamelo. Daddy issues aside, he seems like the quintessential irrationally hyped bust.

DougChristieKO
November 5, 2020 2:04 am

Picked LaMelo Ball

Badge Legend

Patreon Supporter Patreon Supporter   Registered On Day 1 Registered On Day 1   Published Post Published Post  Published Post Nostradumbass
Comment Up Votes 200 Up Votes   Comment Up Votes 500 Up Votes    1,000 Up Votes    3,000+ Up Votes
Comments 50 Comments   Comments 100 Comments    250 Comments    500 Comments    1000+ Comments