The Sacramento Kings have selected Hercules from Mount Olympus with the No. 8 pick in the SB Nation Disney Draft.
The Kings were rumored to be interested in King Triton, but the team decided that he probably wouldn’t be a good fit for the team because the bottom half of his body is a fish. According to a source familiar with the team’s thinking, they felt vindicated when Triton went undrafted.
The Kings also had interest in taking Fa Mulan from China because of her leadership skills, but they decided that they couldn’t pass up on Hercules’ God-like athleticism and durability, the latter of which is significant for this year’s roster.
Upon arrival, Hercules is expected to start alongside De’Aaron Fox, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes. Standing at 6’5”, Hercules, or “Herc,” is probably better suited to play the 1 or 2, but he has the strength to play the 3, 4 or 5, similar to Zion Williamson.
In addition to Hercules, the Kings are working to bring Hercules’ personal trainer Philocetes, or “Phil,” onto their training staff, according to a league source. Hercules credits Phil for all of his success to date, and the Kings could always use a player development coach.
Historically speaking, the Kings haven’t had much luck in the draft, but this seems like a home run pick for the team. Now, they have to hope the Gods will be on their side to help them go the distance in Orlando. Something tells me they will be.