You know how they say if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say it at all? That would explain the Queens absence from the Kings. In short, I am excited the Kings have at least one more season in Sacramento and I won't have to retire my throwback Tyus Edney jersey just yet.
You may be asking yourself why is this night different from all other nights? The answer is obvious-it's Draft Day. The Kings, who really can't catch a break (or a win) if there lives depended on it, have the #7 draft pick. That is seven too late to get my boy Derrick Williams from my alma mater UofA. However, rumors are reporting the Kings are in talks with the Bucks and Bobcats for a three-team deal that wiould send Beno Udrih (quite possibly the Kings only reliable player) to the Bucks and the Kings would then acquire John Salmons and trade the #7 pick for the #10 pick. I honestly can't think of a worse idea. First of all, we already had Salmons for three seasons. If he was a valuable asset to the Kings we would have kept him. Sure, he has been playing well recently, but lets not forget we traded him for a reason. The only good I see coming from this potential deal is the Kings acquiring Jimmer Fridette, the 3-point sensation and MVP of BYU. The Kings have had good luck in the past with this kind of player (John Barry, Peja Stojakovic, Jason Williams) so in my eyes it could be a good thing (depending on when Jimmer actually gets drafted). Plus, who wouldn't want to see a Jew and Mormon hug it out on the court?
If I really was the Queen of the Kings, come 5pm things would go a little something like this: "And with the #1 pick in the NBA draft, the Sacramento Kings select Derrick Williams from the University of Arizona."
Happy Draft Day to all!