NBA Mock Draft 2012: Sacramento Kings Pick Kansas Forward Thomas Robinson

The Sacramento Kings will likely take a forward with the No. 5 pick at the 2012 NBA Draft, although they could also take a wing if the right player falls to them. That seems unlikely at this point, and most mock drafts have Sacramento adding a productive forward to their roster for next season. Could that player be Kansas forward Thomas Robinson, who was a finalist for National Player of the Year?

In this latest mock draft from Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports, Robinson will be a King next month.

Thomas Robinson, PF, Kansas: The Kings could use someone up front with DeMarcus Cousins. T-Rob is a relentless rebounder with a high-motor.

Not only was Robinson highly productive as a junior last season -- he averaged nearly 18 points and 12 rebounds a game in a tough conference -- but he is also a great person who has a team-first attitude. The Kings could certainly use that kind of player both on and off the court, so Robinson seems like a solid fit here. He and Cousins could be a dynamic duo in the paint for years to come.

The other options for Sacramento would be Michael Kidd-Gilchrist or Harrison Barnes if they drop to No. 5, but that seems pretty unlikely at this point. Other rumors suggest the Kings may go with big man Andre Drummond, although he is likely more of a project at this point who would require years to develop.

DIscuss the Kings and their upcoming draft over at Sactown Royalty.

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