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NBA Trade Rumors 2012: Sacramento Kings Could Deal No. 5 Pick If Andre Drummond Isn't Available

There's no secret that the Sacramento Kings are entertaining the prospect of trading away their first round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. After Anthony Davis, there are no surefire players who could come in and instantly upgrade a team. The only other possible franchise player is UConn center Andre Drummond, although his enormous potential as a basketball player is as of yet untapped.

Is it Drummond or bust for Sacramento? Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio thinks so.

Meanwhile, the Kings might be interested in moving their pick for a big man if Connecticut center Andre Drummond doesn’t drop to them at No. 5, says a source. "They have enough perimeter guys," the source said. "In fact, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if they saw what Marcus Thornton or Tyreke Evans, and maybe their pick, brought them. Probably not enough, but they really want another big to place alongside (DeMarcus) Cousins."

Wow. Trading the pick is one thing, but dealing players like Thornton and Evans at the same time too? Sacramento would have to be getting a pretty sizable star (or two) if they dealt away that much talent. The Kings just might well do it though; they definitely have enough talent on their roster, but aren't achieving significant results. Best to sell the talent when it's still performing at a high level.

Talk about the Kings potentially taking Drummond by going over to Sactown Royalty.

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