The calendar year of 2013 may be coming to a close, but the 2013-14 NBA season is in full swing. That includes the new-look Sacramento Kings, who have had an eventful year both on and off the court. In fact, the team's roster is much different from the last time we did these player grades only a few weeks back.
As a team, the Kings have been struggling for much of the campaign. However, there are a few players on the team who are having career years so far. Two of them, DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas, have been putting up star-caliber numbers. Other players have had years similar to what we've come to expect while others have dropped off from their past production.
Before we get into the grades, let's go over the criteria. First, grades are based on each player's past performance. So they're graded against themselves, not the other players in the NBA at their position. Second, since we've already done a grades piece this season, the players' performance on the previous grades will be considered. If they dropped off a bit, then their grades will also likely drop off a bit.
With the parameters set, let's get to the grades. Let me know in the comments section below if you agree or disagree with the evaluations.
Unless noted otherwise, all stats current through games played on Dec. 22.
All stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.