Will Sacramento make a move?

Will Sacramento make a move?
September 18, 2012, 2:28 pm
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At least next season the lowly Kings will be playing in Sacramento. It could be their last year in the California state capitol because ownership is shopping the franchise around to any city that is willing to build them a stadium becauseSacramento isn't willing to. Wherever the Kings land, that city will inherit a team that has struggled mightily, missing the playoffs for six straight seasons.
Sacramento has a few notable players like forward DeMarcus Cousins and guard Tyreke Evans, but the bigsplashfor the team was drafting Kansas forward Thomas Robinson who slipped to them with the fifth overall pick in this summer's draft.
The 6'-10" Robinson jumped on to the national scene at Kansas, leading the Jayhawks to the national title game and averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds a game in his junior season. Robinson was one of the most improved players in college basketball as he almost tripled his scoring and doubled his rebounding from his sophomore to junior season. With a tireless work ethic, the Kings hope Robinson can continue to improve and jump in right away and be the team's starting power forward.
The extremely talented but immature DeMarcus Cousins can move over to center for the Kings with the addition of Robinson. The 6'-11 Cousins averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds for the 22-44 Kings last season. If the 22-year old Cousins can stay focused, he could be an all-star caliber player.
Sacramento re-signed center Jason Thompson to a hefty five-year, 34-million deal. Thompson started 47 games for the Kings last season and averaged 9 points and 7 rebounds and he will likely back up Cousins in the middle.
The Kings also added free-agent point guard Aaron Brooks, signing him to a two-year, 6.6-million deal. Brooks played in China last season but two years ago he averaged 19 points and 5 assists a game for the Rockets. The ultra-quick Brooks could back up starter Tyreke Evans, or coach Keith Smart could start Brooks at point and slide the 6'-6" Evans to shooting guard or even smallforward. The Kings have options with Brooks in the fold.
Sacramento acquired small forward James Johnson from Toronto. The former first-round pick started 40 games for the Raptors and averaged 9 points.
Back for his second season is last year's first-round pick Jimmer Fredette who had a tough rookie season, putting up only 7 points a game. Fredette will have to have more of an impact shooting the ball if the Kings wantto accelerate the rebuild project.
Sacramento may be on the move geographically, but it'sunlikelythey will move up in the standings in a stacked western conference this season.