I would prefer to see Petrie continue to build the Kings with young players. The Kings currently have six of their last seven first round picks on the roster, including:
- Kevin Martin - 26rd overall - 2004
- Francisco Garcia - 23rd overall - 2005
- Spencer Hawes - 10th overall - 2007
- Jason Thompson - 12th overall - 2008
- Omri Casspi - 23rd overall - 2009
- Tyreke Evans - 4th overall - 2009
I have started to enjoy watching the Kings again over the last couple of weeks and would like to see them stick with a youth movement. Currently, the Kings have the second youngest team in the league.
The Kings jumped six spots from 25th to 19th in Marc Stein's weekly power rankings of NBA teams, ahead of the Jazz, Bobcats, Warriors, 76ers, Wizards, Clippers, Hornets, Grizzlies, Nets, Knicks and Timberwolves!
NBA Basketball Power Rankings
Fitting that Houston was the victim when the Kings extended their miraculous, shocker-of-the-season start to 5-4. Sacramento's scrappy play without the injured Kevin Martin strikes us as very Rockets-esque.