There's a reason the Sacramento Kings are mired in a seven-year playoff drought.
Good teams don't have this many question marks on the roster.
Outside of DeMarcus Cousins, there isn't a player who can be penciled in for a starting job for next season.
Veteran newcomer Greivis Vasquez, who came courtesy of the sign-and-trade deal that sent Tyreke Evans to the New Orleans Pelicans, will battle two-year pro Isaiah Thomas for the keys to Michael Malone's offense.
At 6'6", 211 pounds, Vasquez has tremendous size for the lead guard spot. He's also an upper-echelon setup man, posting 9.0 assists against 3.2 turnovers per game last season, but he's had problems with his shot (career .429/.325/.806 shooting slash).
Thomas has shooting success (.443/.367/.862) and the analytical crowd (career 17.6 player efficiency rating) backing his claim. But he's a point guard in training (career 4.0 assists per game) whose 5'9", 185-pound frame presents obvious defensive challenges, particularly on a team lacking rim protection.
Jimmer Fredette and rookie Ray McCallum will be breathing down the necks of Vasquez and Thomas should either of them stumble out of the gate.
Ben McLemore, the seventh overall pick in 2013, should have an early lead on fellow shooting guard Marcus Thornton. They share similar strengths (scoring and shooting), but the 20-year-old McLemore is a superior athlete with a much higher ceiling than the 26-year-old Thornton.
Still, he'll have to shake the image of his rocky summer league play (33.3 percent shooting from the field, 19.4 percent from deep) to solidify his starting gig.
At small forward, Luc Mbah a Moute plays with the defensive tenacity that Malone teaches, but his offensive game is limited enough that veteran John Salmons could still sneak into the opening lineup.