Team analysis: Sacramento Kings

DeMarcus Cousins

Could this be the year of Cousins? (Kings.com)

Depth chart:

PG: Beno Udrih, Pooh Jeter, Luther Head*, Donald Sloan

SG: Tyreke Evans, Francisco Garcia, Antoine Wright

SF: Omri Casspi, Donte Greene

PF: DeMarcus Cousins, Carl Landry, Darnell Jackson

C: Samuel Dalembert, Jason Thompson, Hassan Whiteside

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:

Tyreke Evans – G (Rd. 3-4): 22 Pts, 1 three, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1.5 Stl

Carl Landry – F (Rd. 9-10): 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl

DeMarcus Cousins – F/C (Rd. 9-11): 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Samuel Dalembert – C (Rd. 9-11): 9 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Blk

Beno Udrih – PG (Rd. 10-11): 13 Pts, 1 three, 6.5 Ast, 1.5 Stl

Jason Thompson – F/C (Rd. 11+):  8 Pts, 6 Reb

Omri Casspi – G/F (Rd. 13+): 10 Pts, 1.5 threes

Donte Greene – G/F (Rd. 13+): 8 Pts, 1 three, 1 Blk

Francisco Garcia – G/F (Rd. 13+): 8 Pts, 1.5 threes

Sleepers:

Dalembert, Udrih, Casspi

Most likely to surprise:

Cousins

Most likely to disappoint:

Cousins

Category specialists:

  • Blocks: Dalembert, Whiteside

Things to watch:

  • how the timeshare at SF between Casspi and Greene swings
  • fluctuating minutes for the big men
  • whether Udrih retains the starting PG gig he thrived in at the end of last season
  • if the team actually runs a faster offense, and how that affects numbers

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 18th
  • FGM: T9th
  • FGA: T5th
  • FG%: 19th
  • FT%: 28th
  • 3PTM: 20th
  • Reb: 10th
  • Ast: 20th
  • TO: T23rd
  • Stl: T21st
  • Blk: 23rd

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: B-

* non-guaranteed contract