The Sacramento Kings have been a tough egg to crack. Some nights they play up to their capabilities and surprise by beating a good team. Other nights they look lackadaisical and get run off the court by teams they should be competitive with.
The same can be said of the players. A few guys, like Travis Outlaw and Ben McLemore, started the year strong but have hit a lull of late. Others, like Jimmer Fredette, have started to find their stride over the last stretch of games. Then there are the Big Three—Isaiah Thomas, DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay—who have been consistent throughout the season.
Because of such fluctuations, grading the Kings isn't an easy thing to do. There are a couple things to consider. First, there are expectations entering the season and how the player stacks up to those. How they're performing compared to earlier in the season should also be part of the equation.
With that in mind, let's get to the grades. Make sure to provide feedback in the comments section as to how you would grade each player.