Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE
Tyreke Evans's recent surge won't be enough in Sacramento.
The Sacramento Kings are furthest from up-and-coming.
They are a team in disgrace. They are a team missing on-court leadership and are completely lacking in leadership from above. The Maloofs have completely run this one into the ground, and it's clear to just about everybody.
No one should want to be a part of that organization at this point. Columnist Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee is calling for the job of Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie. Once tagged a genius, Petrie has not been able to put together a winning team for too many seasons.
Now, the team is a bigger mess than ever.
Tyreke Evans is on his way out. His recent playing surge is indicative of the type of player he has the potential to be in this league, but it’s also proof of the team’s desire to showcase him as trade bait.
DeMarcus Cousins is going to completely tear the organization down unless he is given true leadership in the form of a quality veteran player or a coach able to handle him.
And after those names, there isn’t much to be excited about in Sacramento other than the nearby success of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers.
Rookie Thomas Robinson is about what everyone expected: a non-factor. Isaiah Thomas, who has battled a bum ankle, is far from impressive in his second season and offers perhaps further proof that the Kings cannot develop their young talent.
The team is astronomically far from becoming a contender.