The 2012-13 season is a pivotal one for the Sacramento Kings. The team has a young head coach in Keith Smart, who is entering his first full season at the helm, and franchise cornerstone Tyreke Evans is playing in the final year of his rookie contract.
The team also has many young players like Isaiah Thomas, Thomas Robinson, Jimmer Fredette and DeMarcus Cousins, who are looking to keep making strides in their development.
The players’ abilities to stay focused and Coach Smart’s ability to get the most out of them will be a determining factor in how successful the upcoming season will be for the Kings. How it all plays out is up to them.
Here are the five most pivotal players for the Kings in 2012-13.