I like Whiteside. I love players that remind me of Marcus Camby. They give me a basketball woody. With that said though, it is a bit interesting that the Kings are having Whiteside & Monroe return for a second workout. My guess is it’s a) never hurts to have either come in for a second workout and b) to see how well Monroe plays against a larger defender and/or to see how Whiteside plays defense against a solid offensive big.
I’m pretty convinced that if Cousins is off the board by #6, which he should be, that would leave Monroe to the Warriors – so the initial thought of the Kings being able to trade down for Monroe a few weeks ago doesn’t seem very plausible right now. Monroe is going at #5 or #6, one would think – unless the Warriors are attempting to set the Guinness record for pants on fire.
It’s nearly impossible to figure out what’s going on in the mind of Jesus Petrie, so, I won’t make that attempt. But after checking with my spidey-senses, I’m taking the huge risk of saying we’re drafting a big man. I know, I know….keep your applause down. No, seriously. Keep it down. The clapping could wake my Mom up…the basement isn’t sound proof.