Final Grades: DeMarcus Cousins, Ryan Hollins, Sim Bhullar

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Ryan Hollins (D) – In my midseason grade for Ryan Hollins, I mentioned how sporadic his playing time was under Michael Malone and Tyrone Corbin. If it was sporadic under Malone and Corbin, it was nearly nonexistent under George Karl.

He was a true 12th man this season, as he has been for most of his career. There were times throughout the season where I thought the Kings could have used some size and should have played Hollins over guys like Carl Landry, or Reggie Evans, but the Kings made it abundantly clear that they had no intention of actually using Hollins on the court.

He was signed as a good veteran chemistry guy to have at the back of the Kings bench, and it’s hard to say just how effective he was at that. We have a million different advanced stats these days, but nothing to really quantify the value of a veteran presence.

Ryan Hollins was in Sacramento for a season. That’s all I can really say about his time here. Oh, he also tobogganed down the Great Wall of China.

Sim Bhullar (Incomplete) –

The Kings signed Bhullar to a 10-day contract, and the only surprising thing about his time in Sacramento was just how short it was. Karl never played him any meaningful minutes, but I thought with Cousins in and out of the lineup, Bhullar had a chance to stick on this roster for the remainder of the season. That was not the case.

Bhullar was here for ten days, became the first player of Indian decent in NBA history, and that was about it.

I’m not sure what the Kings front office expects George Karl to do with Sim. He’s not what I would consider a Karl-style player, but I’m willing to bet we’ll see Bhullar on this years summer league team and in training camp next October.

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