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2012 NBA Draft Grades: Sacramento Kings Earn 'A' For Thomas Robinson Selection From Chad Ford

The Sacramento Kings stood still and allowed the 2012 NBA Draft to come to them. The (lack of a) move worked and Kansas forward Thomas Robinson fell right into the team's lap last night, giving them potentially the second best player in the draft class outside of Anthony Davis at No. 5 overall. The selection earned the team an instant "A" grade from Chad Ford, ESPN's NBA analyst and resident draft guru.

The Kings were patient and it paid off. After Davis, Robinson was the second guy on their board, and through some serious luck, they landed him at No. 5. I think he's a great fit in Sacramento alongside DeMarcus Cousins. Between the two, they should dominate both on the defensive and offensive glass. Pairing him with Cousins also takes pressure off him to produce right away on offense. While I know Robinson would've preferred to be the face of the franchise in Charlotte, developmentally, the Kings are a better fit.

Robinson and Cousins give the Kings a dominant tandem inside and the team has some interesting backcourt players as well. Tyreke Evans is a solid scorer and the Kings could become an interesting team to watch in 2012-13.

For more on Thomas Robinson and the 2012 NBA Draft, check out Rock Chalk Talk, Sactown Royalty and SB Nation's NBA page.