Sacramento

Kings

Survey data collected from team site writers and editors.

5.4

Out of 10

I trust in management and the coaching staff

6.8

Out of 10

I enjoy rooting for these players and this franchise

9.0

Out of 10

I am optimistic about the direction of the team

A Q&A with Akis Yerocostas of SB Nation’s Kings site Sactown Royalty.

What needs to happen for this to be an enjoyable season for Kings fans?

The young guys need to get burn and, more importantly, show that they have a future in the NBA. The Kings have invested in a lot of youth. Now it's time to see if that youth can pan out.

Sacramento Kings
Position Starters Bench
Guards George Hill De’Aaron Fox Frank Mason III
Wings Buddy Hield Vince Carter Bogdan Bogdanovic Garrett Temple Malachi Richardson Justin Jackson
Bigs Skal Labissiere Willie Cauley-Stein Zach Randolph Kosta Koufos Georgios Papagiannis, Harry Giles (injured)

What makes Kings fans most excited about this year? What makes Kings fans most nervous?

De'Aaron Fox is the most charismatic rookie in the NBA. We’re looking forward to seeing how he handles the spotlight and if he can live up to the hype.

This team is going to be very young, though, and will probably make a lot of mistakes.

What storyline might a national audience be missing about the Kings?

The Kings have eight first-rounders on their team from the last two drafts. AND VINCE CARTER.

Why should neutrals pay attention to the Kings this year?

Fox will be fun to watch, and Skal Labissiere showed flashes of greatness last year. Bogdan Bogdanovic and Buddy Hield will have a fierce competition for minutes as they try to fill it up from deep.

Have we mentioned VINCE CARTER?

What's your prediction for the season?

25-57, 14th in the West. Fox and Bogdanovic both make an All-Rookie team.