NBA Draft: Big Board 1.0


Apr 6, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Justise Winslow (12) lays the ball up over Wisconsin Badgers guard Bronson Koenig (24) during the second half in the 2015 NCAA Men

Welcome to the NBA Draft Big Board, version 1.0. This Big Board is my rankings for this NBA Draft class. The Sacramento Kings draft board could look slightly different than mine, but I have to believe most of the names will be in the same general area. Getting caught up in specific needs for teams picking inside the top-10 is often the wrong strategy. If a team is picking in the top-10, the focus should be on getting the best talent available. Even for a team like the Kings, who have arguably one of the 10 or 12 best players in DeMarcus Cousins, talent needs to win out. Cousins is a versatile big that can play both power forward and center. Any prospect is in play for the Sacramento Kings.

Every Saturday, a new version of the Big Board will post. Throughout the week, we will profile a handful of prospects as we approach the draft.

Feb 7, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Karl-Anthony Towns (12) and forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) during the first half at Stephen C. O

The Sacramento Kings will pick 6th in the 2015 NBA Draft. The draft will take place June 25th at 7 PM EST, from Brooklyn, New York. They will have the opportunity to select a special player at the 6th spot. The A Royal Pain staff took a look at who the Kings should select with the 6th spot earlier this month.

My Draft Board will break down the top-25 prospects in this years class. While the Kings will likely have a short list of 4-5 realistic players for the 6th pick, an opportunity to trade up or down in the draft is there. They could look to acquire talent, and trade back, or create a package to go up and grab a specific player they covet. Check back each Saturday as I update the board based upon news, information, and more scouting. Have thoughts? Please let me know via twitter.

1Justise WinslowF196′ 7″229Duke
2Karl-Anthony TownsF/C197′ 0″248Kentucky
3D’Angelo RussellG196′ 5″175Ohio State
4Jahlil OakaforC196′ 11″272Duke
5Emmanuel MudiayG196′ 5″200International
6Kristaps PorzingisF/C197′ 0″220International
7Myles TurnerC/F197′ 0″242Texas
8Stanley JohnsonF186′ 8″243Arizona
9Cameron PayneG206′ 2″183Murray St
10Willie Cauley-SteinC217′ 0″244Kentucky
11Trey LylesF196’10241Kentucky
12Devin BookerG186′ 6″206Kentucky
13Sam DekkerF216′ 9″219Wisconsin
14Kelly OubreF196′ 7″203Kansas
15Rondae Hollis-JeffersonF206′ 7″211Arizona
16Mario HezonjaF206’8″200International
17Frank KaminskyC227′ 1″231Wisconsin
18Jerian GrantG226′ 5″198Notre Dame
19Kevon LooneyF196′ 9″222UCLA
20Bobby PortisF206′ 11″246Arkansas
21Tyus jonesG196′ 2″185Duke
22Tyler HarveyG216′ 4″185Eastern Washington
23Justin AndersonG216′ 6″231Virginia
24Montrezl HarrellF216′ 8253Louisville
25Christian WoodF196′ 11″216UNLV

Just missed the cut

R.J. HunterG216′ 6″185Georgia State
Cliff AlexanderF196′ 9″239Kansas
Delon WrightG236′ 6″181Utah
Robert UpshawC217′ 0″258Washington
Chris McCulloughF206′ 9″199Syracuse
Jonathan HolmesF226′ 9″242Texas

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