@coords The next 5 players in my mock after the Kings pick are all big men. I just think at that juncture in the first, that all the best players available are big men. If Jaylen Brown falls to them, I believe he is the pick. I think Ellenson fits the best out of all those big men, and gives the Kings a stretch big that they lack.
Ability to power dribble to the right and get to the rim
Quick spin move on the block
Rarely forces the issue; takes what is given to him
Touch around the basket
Limited moves on the block
Aggressiveness on the glass
Slightly undersized to be a center; not skilled enough to be true power forward
Summary: After massively underachieving for his first three years at Georgetown, Sims has had a breakout senior season which has given him some buzz as a likely second-round pick. NBA teams are always in need of size and there are not a lot of true big men in the 2012 NBA Draft, so Sims should hear his name called.
Player Comparison: A poor-man's Joakim Noah. This is a bit of a stretch but there aren't a ton of big men who possess the passing ability of Sims. Noah is one of them, and like Sims, the Bulls center has a fairly limited offensive game and relies on his energy to be a productive NBA player. In no way do I think Sims will ever be a starter at the NBA level like Noah, but the two do have similar skills.