It's safe to say that as a team, the Sacramento Kings have underwhelmed in the first quarter of the NBA season. Not that much was expected from the Kings to begin with, but even then, they've still found a way to not meet expectations.
We know the team has left a lot to be desired, but what about the players? How have the players performed during the first quarter of the season? Have the young players taken steps in terms of on-court play or maturity? Have the veterans found a way to contribute consistently? What about those players in new roles? Have they adapted to those roles?
These are all pertinent questions to examine now that we have enough of a sample size to start making some determinations. So, here are the first-quarter grades for each and every player on the Sacramento Kings.
(Note: Grades are based on not only performance, but also performance based on expectations. So a player with better stats than another player may have a worse grade, simply because more was expected out of that player. Also, all stats used in this slideshow are current through games played on Dec. 12)