DeMarcus Cousins, what do you think of that pick?
Lord give me the strength— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) June 24, 2016
The Kings originally had the No. 8 pick, but dealt that away in a trade with Phoenix. Then they selected Papagiannis, a pick that surprised many as most projected him as a late first- or even second-round pick. The Kings saw enough of the raw 18-year-old to pull the trigger at No. 13.
Not only is Papagiannis not likely to help the Kings right away, but even if he's ready to play he adds another frontcourt player, a position the Kings have decent depth with Cousins, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kosta Koufos. Instead Sacramento might end up stashing Papagiannis overseas for a couple years while he develops.
That may work out well for the future, but won't do much to help Cousins or the Kings next season.
Or maybe, Cousins actually likes the pick. Maybe this tweet was about needing strength to defend Papagiannis in practice. Or maybe he isn't even watching the draft and is instead in the gym trying to set a new personal best on the bench press.
Okay, maybe not.
Cousins seemed a lot happier when the Kings took Malachi Richardson with the No. 22 pick. Or at least he initially appeared to, before deleting the tweet.
At least Cousins is still keeping it real on Twitter.
— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) June 23, 2015
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