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The Kings' young prospects could use a veteran locker room.
The Sacramento Kings have not made the playoffs since 2006, and there is no end in sight for the franchise.
The team's current roster is an odd collection of castoffs and uneven prospects. Their best two players, Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins, are both unproven commodities who have produced mixed results.
Evans was the 2010 Rookie of the Year, but he has seen his scoring drop every season since. He still averages almost 15 points per game, but his ability to be a franchise player is questionable at best. The Kings could move him now if they don't have him in their future plans.
Cousins, on the other hand, is statistically a borderline All-Star. He is a great low-post player, averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds per game while posting a PER above 20.
His problems have been more about maturity and attitude than on-court production.
Playing in Sacramento has left Cousins without a strong veteran presence. If he was on an older team with a proven coach, there would be a much better chance that Cousins would grow up and finally show maturity.
While Evans and Cousins could both use a change of scenery, an inevitable Kings' relocation will likely keep them on the roster through the end of the season.