A Royal Pain’s 2020 NBA Mock Draft 1.0: Who Will The Sacramento Kings Pick?

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Onyeka Okongwu (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
Onyeka Okongwu (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

Scouting Report. player. 64. #6 . Pick Analysis. PF. USC. Onyeka Okongwu

The trade of Andre Drummond at the deadline opened up a need for the Pistons in the front court, and they might find some interior help in the draft. While it is nearly impossible to immediately replace Drummond’s often-league leading rebound numbers, they might be able to get their hands on someone who can immediately make a defensive impact.

He doesn’t stand any taller than six foot nine, but USC’s Onyeka Okongwu’s shot blocking would certainly be welcome in Detroit. He averages 2.8 blocks per game to go along with his 16.7 points and 8.9 rebounds, making him a threat on both ends of the floor. That skill set would be ideal for backing up, or potentially replacing, Blake Griffin.

While the rumors of a Griffin trade at the deadline ultimately fell through, the Pistons could be looking to move on from his big contract this summer. This would open up yet another spot on Detroit’s front line, a spot more specifically suited for Okongwu. He is roughly the same size as Griffin and holds a similar skill set, though far more raw, obviously.

The Pistons will likely be in a position to draft the best player available, and Okongwu just might be that guy if Detroit has the sixth pick.