It's been a nightmare season for what was once one of the most popular and most exciting teams in the entire league, the Sacramento Kings.
At 16-65 with one game left, the Kings have the worst record in the NBA. However, they have what looks to be a decent crop of young talent to build around for a few years.
Sharpshooter Kevin Martin, at just 26-years-old, missed a large portion of this season with injury, but still averaged just under 25 points a game and shot a superb 42 percent from three-point range. At 6'7", Martin is a height mismatch for most other shooting guards.
While not possessing much strength at just 185 pounds, Martin has shown the ability to get through the lane and score from anywhere on the floor.
The Kings also have what could develop into one of the NBA's best frontcourts, with second-year center Spencer Hawes and rookie power forward Jason Thompson.
The seven-foot Hawes has seen his minutes consistently go up this season and is averaging 11 points with seven rebounds and a block per game in just 29 minutes. Just 20-years-old, Hawes has the unique ability to shoot from the outside, and is shooting 34 percent from three. His post game is also developing slowly, and soon, he could be one of the league's top offensive centers.
Many eyebrows were raised around the league when the Kings decided to select little-known Jason Thompson out of Rider with the 12th overall pick in last year's draft, but Thompson has had a great rookie season.
His stats are almost identical to those of Hawes, at about 11 and seven. He's 6'11", and is very polished in the post already for a 22-year-old rookie.
While the Kings have several holes still to fill before they'll be able to get back into contention in the West, there are definitely some bright spots looking toward the future.