The Sacramento Kings have not exactly been known for their draft savvy over the last 15+ years, but there have been rare occasions when the franchise makes the correct pick in the lottery or finds gold in the second round.
Such was the case in the early 2010s when the Kings selected DeMarcus Cousins in 2010 and Isaiah Thomas one year later. Cousins was a lottery pick, a no-brainer selection with the 5th overall pick as he was one of the most talented players in that year’s draft. Thomas was a different story. Questions about his size caused him to drop all the way to the bottom of the draft board, and Sacramento selected him with the 60th overall and final pick of the 2011 Draft.