Welp, the end of another season is nigh, and the Kings look to be in a semi-familiar spot. With Orlando’s win Sunday night, Sacramento is all but assured to have the 6 spot in the ping pong ball supply. Here are some notes:
Good news and bad news:
Between 2005 and 2015, the sixth worst team has moved up 5 times, twice to #1, twice to #2, and once to #3.
That’s 50% of the time.
Those 5 picks were:
— Carmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) April 9, 2018
It doesn’t get much better when you look at the last few years of players taken at 6:
Now, of course past is most certainly not prologue, and the next franchise player could be just sitting there. By now, you’ve probably already mentioned in your head the names Donovan Mitchell, Kyle Kuzma, or even Dennis Smith. It happens. But the odds are against it.
Then again, when aren’t the odds against the Kings? Maybe we are due for a break.