The Sacramento Kings are playing horrible basketball right now. They give up the third most points in the league at 102, and on offense they don’t share the ball, they’re dead last at assists per game with 18.5. “They know that they’re playing terrible basketball right now,” a source told NBC Sports. They also that part of that problem is not having Isaiah Thomas as their starting point guard who had a standout rookie season. Thomas is averaging 9.7 points and 2 assists in 19 minutes a game.
According to ProBasketballTalk:
Namely, sources close to key Kings players have told ProBasketballTalk that they are frustrated with the fact that point guard Isaiah Thomas isn’t starting and acting as the team’s floor general. Thomas finished seventh in last season’s Rookie of the Year voting, but arguably could have finished as high as second place when one compares his numbers to that of Ricky Rubio, who held that spot.
DeMarcus Cousins pretty much confirmed that feeling when he was seen wearing a Thomas jersey as he addressed the media last week: