The Sacramento Kings have undergone a ton of change, from the top on down, since the end of last season. There's new ownership, a new front office, a new coaching staff and a handful of new players throughout the roster.
Training camp and preseason provided a platform for evaluation. Through them, the team was able to whittle all of its non-guaranteed contracts down to the 15-player limit.
But defining the players on the roster is only part of the battle. From there, Sacramento needs to evaluate everyone and figure out how their abilities will best help the franchise. That means earmarking roles based on team needs and the skill sets provided.
Most of these concerns have been clarified through training camp and preseason.
For some players, an increase in playing time or prominence might be in order. For others, their standing on the team may have taken a hit due to performance issues or injury concerns.
There's not a ton of time left for things to change, so what you see today will largely resemble the regular-season roster and the hierarchy of everyone's standing on it.
Unless noted otherwise, all stats via Basketball-Reference.
(Note: Only the roster's current composition is considered. So while a player like Carl Landry figures to be an important piece on the Kings going forward, the fact that he's expected to miss the next three-to-four months will certainly effect his current standing. Likewise, players who figure to have a more prominent long-term role but might not have one this year will be ranked accordingly. In other words, this is a ranking of players based on their expected production as the season gets underway.)