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Casspi should provide a swift punch off the bench this season.
It is hard to tell who I think will be the top reserves, considering I think at least three of the top reserves in my scenario will eventually move to the starting lineup.
My ideal bench, which I imagine will begin to take shape closer towards the 20-30 game mark hopefully, is the one I will list.
C - DeMarcus Cousins
PF - Jason Thompson
SF - Donte Greene
SG - Tyreke Evans
PG - Beno Udrih
Hassan Whiteside/Antoine Wright/Luther Head
And let me just say I hope Green does start at the end of the season because of his physical abilities and Casspi's physical limitations.
Casspi will most likely be a very good player in the coming years but is a better energizer off the bench. You get the same effort from him regardless of whether he starts or is your sixth man.
But of neither jump out and earn the starting role, I have no problem with Garcia starting the rest of the season, so long as he stay healthy.
And I think the starting lineup I have listed would be ideal if the Kings do decide to move Dalembert and possibly Landry. Dalembert may be able to net us a great talent with his expiring contract and Landry's appeal.
Another combo guard/scoring guard who can distribute a bit and play defense would be ideal for the Kings, hopefully Petrie and the Kings could net someone at the deadline.
Otherwise, they continue to keep doing what they've always done, wait. Wait for the best opportunity.
How good can this team be is another difficult question to answer. They could be very good with an incredibly deep bench and potentially challenge for a playoff spot. But they could also be a team that struggles to win 30 games this year.
We can only wait and see how well they play come opening night.