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Finally, some good news: Sacramento Kings Season Preview

Starting Five: PG Greivis Vasquez, SG Ben McLemore, SF John Salmons, PF Jason Thompson, C DeMarcus Cousins
Key Bench Contributors: PG Isaiah Thomas, SG Marcus Thornton, SG Jimmer Freddette, SF Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, PF Patrick Patterson, C Chuck Hayes
Offseason Additions: Greivis Vasquez, Ben McLemore (7th overall pick), Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, PF Carl Landry (out 3-4 months)
Offseason Subtractions: G/F Tyreke Evans
FACT OR FICTION: After an offseason of big changes in the roster and on the business side, the refocused Kings have a shot at the playoffs.

FICTION. Right away, fiction. Definite, best-selling fiction. But it might not be that way for long.
The Sacramento Kings are finally out of the thrall of the Maloof ownership and into the skinny, yet loving arms of new majority owner Vivek Ranadive. The franchise cleared out nearly it’s entire infrastructure this summer, dismissing longtime GM Geoff Petrie and head coach Keith Smart, who no doubt did their parts in the organization’s seven year layoff from the postseason. In their places Ranadive hired away personnel from franchises with recent success: Pete D’Allessandro, a former Denver Nuggets assistant GM, and Mike Malone, former Golden State Warriors assistant coach.… Read more...