#25 – Sacramento Kings
2011/12 Record: 22-44, no playoffs
2012/13 Projected Record: 32-50, no playoffs
Thomas Robinson – Power Forward
James Johnson – Small Forward
Point Guard: Isaiah Thomas, Aaron Brooks
Shooting Guard: Marcus Thornton, Francisco Garcia
Small Forward: Tyreke Evans, John Salmons
Power Forward: Jason Thompson, Thomas Robinson
Center: DeMarcus Cousins, Chuck Hayes
The X Factor:
Entering his fourth season (and the last year on his current contract), it is time for Tyreke Evans to show his true colours – franchise player or NBA tweener?
Despite all the uncertainty regarding the Kings staying in Sacramento, this is a franchise on the rise. DeMarcus Cousins, while a bit of a head case, is one of the best young big men in the league; Thomas Robinson slipped to pick #5 in the draft, allowing the Kings to snatch him and pair him up with Cousins in the frontcourt; point guard Isaiah Thomas had a very promising rookie campaign; and Tyreke Evans is still only 23 with tons of room to grow still. The future is bright (brighter?) for the Kings, regardless of which zip code they might end up residing in.
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