FoxSports.com NBA Analyst Charley Rosen, famed for about 15 basketball related books, took some time out to evaluate some of the projected worst teams in the NBA this season, and our Sacramento Kings were right near the top. I guess on the plus side, we weren’t totally at the top. That honor went to the New Jersey Nets. Rosen named the Kings as the third worst team in the NBA this upcoming season:
The Kings feature a roster full of flawed players. Kevin Martin can score points by the dozen, but rarely passes and his version of playing defense is to outscore his opponent. Both Spencer Hawes and Jason Thompson are still learning the pro game, but meanwhile, they’re forever in foul trouble because of their serious shortcomings on defense. The two young bigs are also extremely turnover-prone.
Francisco Garcia can scoot-and-shoot. Tyreke Evans had better be good enough to move Beno Udrih back to the bench where he rightly belongs. If the oft-injured Andres Nocioni is the best two-way player on the team, it’s highly doubtful that his ferocious intensity can keep the Kings from going belly-up by the All-Star break.
I’d like to argue his points, but, it’s pretty difficult to do. He was spot on last year, as recalled by Ziller of Sactown Royalty and it’s hard to say he won’t be spot on again.
At least we have each other.
Quick. Hold my hand.