Draft History
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
4. Tyreke Evans 12. Jason Thompson 10. Spencer Hawes 19. Quincy Douby 23. Francisco Garcia
23. Omri Casspi 42. Sean Singletary
31. Jeff Pendergraph 43. Patrick Ewing

102.4 (22nd)

107.2 (21st)

Under contract:
F: Omri Casspi
G: Tyreke Evans
F: Francisco Garcia
F: Donte Greene
C: Spencer Hawes
F: Carl Landry
F: Andres Nocioni
F: Jason Thompson
G: Beno Udrih

Free agents:
F: Jon Brockman (restricted)
F: Sean May (unrestricted)
F: Dominic McGuire (restricted)
F: Ime Udoka (unrestricted)

Areas of Strength:
Evans is a player to build around, a point guard with speed and toughness.

Needs work:
The Kings still need to get a lot better on defense. Hawes and Thompson, once thought to be locked in as the center and power forward of the future, were inconsistent enough in 2009-10 to create doubt about their long-term fit.

Two Stats That Matter:
-- Rookies who averaged 20 points, five rebounds and five assists: Tyreke Evans, Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

7 -- Losses by three points or less while finishing 28th in free-throw percentage.

The Way To Go:
The Kings are in good position for an aggressive summer, with a lottery pick, some trade pieces and cap space. Geoff Petrie is a personnel boss who will make moves. Less clear is whether ownership is prepared to spend the money.