2012 NBA Mock Draft: Kings Pick Harrison Barnes No. 5 Overall

The Sacramento Kings found themselves in the lottery for the fifth straight year, meaning they'll be getting a top collegiate talent for the fifth straight season as well. The question remains as to who will be the best fit for them this year, though SB Nation's Tom Ziller feels North Carolina's Harrison Barnes would be an excellent selection in his latest NBA mock draft.

Here is Ziller with the commentary:

5. SACRAMENTO KINGS: HARRISON BARNES

Harrison Barnes is the anti-Tyreke Evans on offense. Reke can score plenty, but pretty much only by driving to the rim. Barnes can score plenty ... except he can't drive to the rim. It's a nice match, especially when you consider DeMarcus Cousins' inside-out game, Isaiah Thomas' pick-and-roll talent and the absolute cavernous hole the team's small forward position has become.

Adding another young talented player to Sacramento's roster filled with young talented players is all good and fine, but Barnes does fit the mold very well, and could somewhat be the glue that holds this unit together if he flourishes.

For more on the Sacramento Kings make sure to check out Sactown Royalty and SB Nation Bay Area. For more on the NBA Draft in general, please head over to SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.