We're now far enough into the NBA season that we can draw some conclusions from what we've seen. That makes it the perfect time to do our first installment of the power rankings for the Sacramento Kings.
The Kings are an interesting team to figure out. For one, their on-court play leaves you scratching your head at times, mainly because they're constantly coming back from huge deficits only to come up just short. If only they could keep the game close to begin with...
But beyond that, they're intriguing in the way they're compiled. When looking at the roster, the top three or four players are fairly defined, as are the last two or three players. From there it's just a jumble, with sound arguments to be made for where any player could fall in the middle.
To try and guide the power rankings, I came up with a couple guidelines. I ended up weighing two things: production so far this season and future value to the team. Some players may have played better than others, yet they're not part of Sacramento's future. Conversely, others have been worse this season but factor into the future plans. I attempted to judge that accordingly.
Regardless of how I looked at it, the same player kept coming out at No. 1. That isn't up for much debate. However, given the fluidity of this thing, most of the rest of it is. Therefore, let me know in the comments section how you'd align the power rankings.
Unless noted otherwise, all statistics courtesy of Basketball-Reference.
All stats reflect games played through Dec. 3, 2013