The more we get into sports, the greater the emphasis we put on statistical analysis. This is a trend that started in Major League Baseball, but it is also now gaining momentum in the other major sports.
The NBA is no different. With the league upgrading its statistical database on NBA.com and the rise in popularity of sites like Basketball-Reference.com and hoopshype.com, among others, we have more and more information at our fingertips than ever before.
We can examine trends, like a team's performance in a particular building, at a certain point in a game or on a specific side of the ball. Sometimes the numbers verify what we're seeing with our eyes; other times, they illuminate things we may have missed.
After watching the Sacramento Kings for nearly a full season, we have a mountain of evidence to tell us all we need to know about the team. Of which, here are the most startling statistics from the season so far.