Sometimes, it happens. In recent NBA drafts, it happens a lot. A few of the league's top executives believe they're a little smarter than everyone else – or more daring, at the very least – and the entire process quickly spins out of control.
And, once again, the Kings are beneficiaries.
Thomas Robinson. At No. 5? Seriously?
These Kings needed both an emotional boost and an elite power forward, but entering the league's annual personnel feast, no one within the organization thought there was a prayer of landing the former Kansas standout. Let's face it. The basketball karma hasn't exactly been great around here these past few years.