NBA Mock Draft 2011: Sacramento Kings Take Kemba Walker From UConn

You look at the Sacramento Kings, and you see a few deep personnel issues that need to be rectified. First of all, the small forward position is in desperate need of upgrade. Omri Casspi and Francisco Garcia are decent players, but neither can log starter minutes and be greatly effective. The second is point guard. Beno Udrih is a good enough guy who can handle the load, but his play varies from game-to-game, and he could use some capable backup.

In the latest SB Nation mock draft, Tom Ziller has the Kings opting to try and solve the latter piece of the puzzle, taking Kemba Walker of the Connecticut Huskies. Walker had a breakout senior season in helping assist UConn's run to a national championship, but there are serious questions whether he can be efficient enough to be an NBA point guard. Ziller has him anywhere from Johnny Flynn to Ty Lawson to Aaron Brooks to Terrell Brandon (now that's a name I haven't heard in awhile), so you're looking at a player who likely won't be your starter but can come off the bench and produce. Walker is expected to workout with the Kings on June 13 according to HoopsHype, so there is definite interest here.

In other words, the Kings would probably end up with Beno Udrih-lite. Hey, if you enjoy that sort of thing, there you go.

What do you think about the Kings potentially taking Kemba? Who would you take with the pick? 

For more thoughts from Kings fans, head over to Sactown Royalty to discuss.

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