When an NBA team is under .500 and doomed for the draft lottery, it usually means that there are players that need to be replaced.
The Sacramento Kings have quite a few players that must be replaced.
Patience is a virtue when an NBA team is in the rebuilding process. But when the process doesn't go as it was planned, general managers need to recognize which players to keep and which ones to move on from.
The Kings have done a poor job of building a team that can flourish and play well together. There are too many ball stoppers and lazy defenders for the Kings to be consistently competitive. President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie needs to cut dead weight and move on with only the players that can help the franchise in the future.
Obviously, that is easier said than done.
Here are five Kings who must be replaced: