The Sacramento Kings, to put it bluntly, suck.
Their eight wins match Cleveland for the league’s lowest total. They are 6-15 at home (which is no good), and 2-12 on the road (which is even worse). Tyreke Evans’ regression perplexes, DeMarcus Cousins has proven just as wild as advertised (and his 43.2% shooting is far worse than expected), and Beno Udrih remains capable of either greatness or utter disappearances.
Oh, well. At least the young Omri Casspi’s improvement provides hope. Wait, his numbers have also decreased all the way across the board? Ahh.
These Sacramento Kings are an organization filled with dysfunction, a real-life Bluth family. (If I took the Arrested Development comparison any further, I’d say Beno Udrih is Buster Bluth.)
Fortunately for the Celtics, these Kings come to town at a perfect time. The C’s just completed their season’s worst effort, an effort Doc Rivers actually called the team’s worst in three or four years. They are again struggling through the annual January swoon, and the lowly Kings should provide perfect medicine.
Either that, or they’ll provide yet another lesson that this Celtics team can turn its switch off very quickly.
A win, please, Celts. That’s all I ask. And, preferably, a little effort.