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NBA Podcast: Sacramento Kings Complete 2012-13 Season Preview

DeMarcus Cousins is the only sure thing in Sacramento.
DeMarcus Cousins is the only sure thing in Sacramento.Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Joel C. CordesNBA Associate EditorSeptember 16, 2012

At what point will the Sacramento Kings turn all their "potential" into actual production?

In this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes break down all the key roster losses and additions, discuss the biggest storylines to watch and set realistic expectations for the Kings.

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DeMarcus Cousins appears to be the real deal, but is Tyreke Evans a fellow franchise cornerstone or just an intriguing trade asset at this point?

Isaiah Thomas was a rookie revelation last season, but can he lead this roster for the long term? How does newcomer Aaron Brooks fit into the point guard picture? Does Jimmer Fredette even have a real future in Sacramento, much less the NBA?

The Kings have other usable options in the frontcourt, with Thomas Robinson, Jason Thompson and Chuck Hayes, yet how long before they get this rotation set?

The wing situation is much more clogged, with Marcus Thornton, James Johnson, Tyreke, John Salmons and Francisco Garcia all vying for minutes.

Is Keith Smart the man to mold this motley crew together? What's the long-term plan for the franchise, and does it even include them staying in Sacramento? 

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