Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
The Sacramento Kings didn't make many big moves during the 2012 offseason, preferring to improve through the draft and player development rather than producing a big splash with a trade or free-agency signing.
As a result, the Kings are still going to be stuck at the bottom of the Pacific Division, even if they're far more solid than they were during the 2011-2012 season.
Neither the frontcourt nor the backcourt is experienced enough to compete with the Los Angeles Lakers quite yet.
DeMarcus Cousins and Thomas Robinson have the talent necessary to one day surpass the duo of Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum that resides in the Staples Center, but that day is not upon us yet.
Robinson—as NBA-ready as he may be—has quite a bit of seasoning to do, while Boogie hasn't yet reached his ceiling.
In the backcourt, the same can be said of Isaiah Thomas, Aaron Brooks, Marcus Thornton and Tyreke Evans. All four of the guards are still improving and can't match up with Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant at this stage of their careers.
Youth will help them out during the lengthy NBA season, but the lack of experience won't.