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Apr 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center

Ryan Hollins

(5) watches a shot against Los Angeles Lakers center

Robert Sacre

(50) in the first half during the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

24. Sacramento Kings Projected Record: 31-51 The Sacramento Kings confuse me.   They gave up on 2014 first round point guard Nik Stauskas (“Sauce Castillo“) in a move to shed salary cap by dumping Sauce, Jason Thompson, and Carl Landry onto the Sixers for a second round draft pick.  Then they give up a promising point guard by the name of Ray McCallum  to the San Antonio Spurs for a second round draft pick.  They then paid a $10 Million lease for a one-year deal for point guard Rajon Rondo. Not many teams come up short when trading with the Sixers nowadays.  The Kings did.   While I can see the team failing to even get to the 29 win plateau from the previous year, I do like the pick-up of center Kosta Koufos to back up high scoring DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings were in a tough spot this year.  But I think they made it much tougher on themselves.

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