Although the Sacramento Kings have missed the playoffs for six consecutive seasons, there's definitely talent and upside on this roster.
Only two of the players (John Salmons and Francisco Garcia) are in their 30s. Other guys, like DeMarcus Cousins, Tyreke Evans and Marcus Thornton, should be above-average players in 2012-13.
Plus, the Kings have a few young players in Isaiah Thomas and Thomas Robinson that should develop into excellent contributors for the foreseeable future.
But how will the roster shake out? Which players will be the most instrumental in determining the Kings' success (or lack thereof) this season?
Keep reading to find out...
Note: The slideshow is open to interpretation on how you define "important". I took it to mean: the players that will be the most instrumental in determining the Kings' success this season. Because of that, the slideshow isn't a reflection of who's going to get the most playing time. Rather, it's a reflection of the players that, if they play as expected, could have the biggest impact on the team's performance in 2012-13.