The Sacramento Kings’ 2009-10 Report Card

April 15th, 2010 by David Spohn Leave a reply »
Coming off of a league worst 17 wins in 2008-09, the Sacramento King's expectation level couldn't have been lower. The roster was revamped, Paul Westphal was introduced as the new head coach, and a handful of promising rookies were added. Sacramento would finish with a 25-57 mark in 2009-10, and the following is a player by player report card based on the past season.

Tyreke Evans, PG, SG - When the Kings didn't win the #1 overall pick in last May's draft lottery, it was widely considered a catastrophe. Turns out, it was a blessing in disguise. Evans started from opening day and was remarkably consistent throughout. The prized phenom became only the 4th rookie in NBA history to average 20 ppg, five rpg, and five apg. Tyreke is a potential All-Star caliber player. By all accounts, Evans rookie season was spectacular. He is the front runner for Rookie of the Year. Grade: A

Beno Udrih, PG - Udrih's 2008-09 was nearly as disastrous as the Kings was. The Slovenian guard responded with shooting percentages up across the board. Beno was bounced in and out of the starting lineup with the influx of Tyreke Evans and Kevin Martin injuries, then regained his starting sp ...

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