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I agree it’s hard to predict who the stars will be and I would be happy with Bey if that’s who the kings draft. However, we have no chance of being a contender in the West in the next 3-5 years if we don’t hit a home run on one of our draft picks in the next couple years. Even if we draft 3 solid starters it won’t be enough. We will probably be drafting between 8-15 the next couple years and at least one of our picks in that time frame needs to be a star level player. We already know we can’t sign top tier free agents and we probably don’t have the assets for a huge trade.
So unless someone unexpected falls to us like Haliburton, Toppin, or Vassell, I'll stick with Saddiq Bey. At worse I think he'll be a solid off the bench rotation player and at the best, he'll be a solid starter and perhaps even a 2nd offensive option while playing solid defense. As I've stated before, I'd be fine with Kira Lewis as well or Jalen Smith. And I'll throw in my 4th choice, Aaron Nesmith. I think it's likely that all four could be available, but there have been a lot of rumors of late about Lewis and Bey. So who knows. This is a crazy draft!