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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Sacramento Kings

by on Oct.20, 2011, under Team analysis

Tyreke Evans

Evans certainly has the tools and health to post some big numbers next season, but will he have the ball as often as he'd like? (Jed Jacobsohn/NBAE via Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Tyreke Evans, Jimmer Fredette, Isaiah Thomas, Pooh Jeter*^
SG: Marcus Thornton**, Francisco Garcia, Marquis Daniels*
SF: John Salmons, Donte Greene, Tyler Honeycutt
PF: J.J. Hickson, Darnell Jackson*
C: DeMarcus Cousins, Samuel Dalembert*, Jason Thompson, Hassan Whiteside

* unrestricted free agent
** restricted free agent
^ locked into overseas contract with no opt-out clause

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft positions/per-game stats:
- Tyreke Evans, PG/SG (Rd. 5): 45% FG, 75% FT, 0.7 Threes, 19.5 Pts, 5 Reb, 5.5 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 3 TO
- Marcus Thornton, SG (Rd. 5): 45% FG, 80% FT, 1.7 Threes, 18.5 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 2 TO
- John Salmons, SG/SF (Rd. 8): 42% FG, 80% FT, 1 Three, 12.5 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO
- DeMarcus Cousins, PF/C (Rd. 9): 45% FG, 67% FT, 14.5 Pts, 8.7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 2.8 TO
- J.J. Hickson, PF/C (Rd. 11+): 47% FG, 67% FT, 11.5 Pts, 7 Reb, 0.5 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 1.7 TO
- Jimmer Fredette, PG/SG (Rd. 13+): 43% FG, 85% FT, 1.5 Threes, 9.5 Pts, 2 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 0.7 Stl, 2 TO
- Jason Thompson, PF/C (Rd. 13+): 50% FG, 67% FT, 6.5 Pts, 4.5 Reb, 0.5 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 1 TO

Sleeper:
Fredette

Most likely to surprise:
Cousins

Most likely to disappoint:
Hickson

Category specialists:
- Threes: Thornton, Fredette
- Steals: Evans, Thornton

Things to consider:
- whether the Kings buy out Garcia’s contract or deal him away
- how the team’s offense copes with so many options available

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2010-11:
- Pts: T-14th
- FGM: 9th
- FGA: T-3rd
- FG%: 23rd
- FT%: 28th
- 3PTM: 25th
- Reb: 4th
- Ast: T-23rd
- TO: 28th
- Stl: T-12th
- Blk: 15th
- Pace: 4th
- Offensive Efficiency: 26th
- Defensive Efficiency: T-19th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2011-12: B

Bonus:
Jason Thompson and Samuel Dalembert try to connect

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