Next year's draft looks below-average to awful. I've seen Barrett play and he's all over the place. Can't shoot well and somewhat turnover prone. He's going to a good coach so that should help his game. One player I didn't see listed in the top prospects list above is Nassir Little. He's like a Jaylen Brown clone. To boot, we might have 3 picks in the top 20. Memphis will improve and LAC will get some players back from injury. Don't think they'll tank to miss the playoffs. Doc is on a thin wire.
I think a lot of our picks may be trade bait this summer, which is good as it will help next year's team.
Also, the HS senior class next year WILL NOT be part of the 2019 draft, which is a bummer for us. There are better prospects in that class than next one. We shall see how it plays out though.
Looking at the Kings roster, they still don't have a Tatum-type young player or players. They are all nothing to worry about as far as busting out goes. Fox might be their gem but he still can't shoot well right now. Their top pick this year will be the wild card but even he (be it Doncic, Bagley, Jackson or Porter) won't elevate this team to a playoff contender. They just don't have the solid veterans to make that kind of run. ZBo is getting old. Carter is a goner. Bogdanovic is average. Heild put up points after getting traded but he's no difference maker. Giles has yet to do anything and he IS injury prone. That roster is meh at best. As of now, I see their pick falling between 3 and 6.