Look “abysmal” up in the dictionary and you will see a picture of the Sacramento Kings, but how did they do in their off-season?
Additions and Subtractions: Drafted Thomas Robinson, Re-signed Jason Thompson; Signed/Traded Jason Johnson, Aaron Brooks
How can you get excited about a team that has the Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum Maloof Brothers running the show and all the rumors swirling around the franchise will be relocated to such places as Anaheim (OOH), Vancouver (AHHH) and Virgina Beach (OOOOOO)?
Despite the chaos mentioned above, the Kings were able to draft well when they used their #5 pick on Thomas Robinson. Actually, the Kings lucked out on this front since he was the #2 pick on many draft boards and somehow fell to Sacramento.
Robinson was named 2012 Big 12 Player of the Year and averaged 17.7 points, 11.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game last season. Robinson is insatiable with his rebounding, and has an impressive body repertoire. He also has the ability to hit from mid-range and has an infectious energy about him. The Kings will benefit from Robinson in the area that he doesn’t slack and keeps it turned up throughout the entirety of the game.
Sacramento will be more interesting to watch because of the addition of Robinson, but will pretty much still suck.
They signed Aaron Brooks, who had spent the last two seasons in China playing in the CBA, but it’s nothing to write home about as they already have a bevy of guards.
The team acquired James Johnson from Toronto where he averaged 9.1 points and 4.7 rebounds last season; he has nice ball handling skills for someone of his size, a decent shooter, but nothing dazzling about him.
Jason Thompson was also re-signed and he averaged 9.1 points and 6.9 rebounds last season.
So yeah, they drafted well, but other than that did Sacramento get better due to off-season moves?
Final Grade: D