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DRAFT PICKS: Round 1: #4, #23 Round 2: #31

Draft History
2008 2007 2006 2005
12. Jason Thompson 10. Spencer Hawes 19. Quincy Douby 23. Francisco Garcia
* Draft rights traded      


  • 17–65


  • 105.5 (25th)


  • 114.7 (30th)

Free Agents:

Areas of Strength:

In Kevin Martin, Sacramento has one of the 10 or so guys in the league that can get you 40 and win a game on his own on any given night. Entering his sixth season, Martin has increased his scoring average every year while adding muscle to his sinewy 6-foot-7, 185-pound frame. He gives the Kings a legitimate No. 1 option to settle the offense around.

Needs Work:

If the Kings want to make any headway in the ultra-competitive Western Conference, they'll need to curb the learning curves of their young core of Spencer Hawes, Jason Thompson, Francisco Garcia and Donte Greene.

Two Stats That Matter:

  • .483 – Opponents' field-goal percentage last season against the Kings, worst in the league.
  • 3 – Number of consecutive losing seasons for Sacramento after making the Playoffs eight straight years.

The Way To Go:

Odds are that Spain's Ricky Rubio will be off the board by the time Sacto picks at No. 4. Does that mean the Kings should take a leap of faith and take the 19-year-old Brandon Jennings, who is coming off a year matriculating in Rome? He's a great story, but is he top-five pick material? As for the rest of the roster, general manager Geoff Petrie will have to decide if he wants to let three-year vets Rashad McCants and Ike Diogu walk via free agency and use the Kings' approximate $5 million of cap space elsewhere, or bring them back in the fold after the flashes of production they both showed late in the season.

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