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Sacramento

Kings

Pacific

2012-13 Team Rating
OffenseDefense
103.0108.6
13th Overall29th Overall
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2012-13 Season Stats

W

28

L

54

PCT

.341

GB

28

CONF

14-38

DIV

7-9

HOME

20-21

ROAD

8-33

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Category

Grade
FrnCourt
Small forward Luc Mbah a Moute and power forward Carl Landry are nice upgrades. But this still comes down to whether DeMarcus Cousins can get out of his own way.

B-

BckCourt
Greivis Vasquez gets the chance to supplant Isaiah Thomas at point guard. Ben McLemore gets a chance, period, after unexpectedly falling into the Kings' lap at No. 7 in the draft.

C

Defense
New coach Michael Malone has made improving in this area a priority. Like many of his predecessors, in other words. The Mbah a Moute addition will definitely help.

D

Bench
Depending on McLemore's development, the Kings may be two-deep at most positions, a rare claim for them, with proven productive starters in some cases to create options for coach Michael Malone.

B-

Coaching
Malone will get an immediate test as a rookie head coach, with few dependable players, needing to fix a broken defense and inheriting the Cousins dilemma his predecessors could not solve.

Inc

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D+

Summary

At least the Kings finally know the major big-picture issues. The relocation bid was turned back, the ownership sales went through. Now to that little matter of winning games.

The aggressive energy of new majority owner Vivek Ranadive and the hires of two top prospects in their field, Pete D'Alessandro as general manager and Malone as coach, is an encouraging start. The transaction highlights of adding McLemore, Landry and Mbah a Moute is just as promising. But the Kings must prove they can defend the paint, defend anywhere, rebound and shoot at least a little better before they get within telescope range of the playoffs.

-- Scott Howard-Cooper

Explanation of Marking System

  • A - Superior
  • B - Above Average
  • C - Average
  • D - Below Average
  • F - Failing