Kings coach Keith Smart isn't rushing changes to his lineup or rotation.
Smart said before Friday's game against the Atlanta Hawks that he's not looking to change his starting lineup or who plays consistently.
"We're still unwinding this roster that we have and figuring out how to get them on the floor and playing productively," Smart said. "Certain guys can't play together. So I have to make sure it fits very well for me before I start making those kinds of changes."
Smart said he'd like to see his eight best players start playing better while he sorts out if he can go with a 10-man rotation like many other NBA teams.
Smart said it usually takes about 15 games to have enough data to assess the progress of a team. And even with the Kings off to a 2-7 start, he won't panic.
"You don't change for change sake," Smart said.
Keeping tabs Second-year forward Tyler Honeycutt is with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League for their training camp after being optioned to the team last week.
Smart said he is staying in touch with Honeycutt. He's in Reno after missing most of the offseason program with two separate stress fractures.
"I talked to him (Thursday) night to see how he's doing," Smart said. "They had a scrimmage (Thursday), and he said he played pretty well."
Smart said he'd be in touch with Reno coach Paul Mokeski regularly as the season progressed.
The Bighorns have a preseason game Monday against Idaho and open the season Nov. 30 against Santa Cruz.
Smart also wants to make sure Honeycutt feels as included as possible with what's going on with the Kings.
"I want him to understand I haven't forgotten about him," Smart said.
Smart said he'd like to have Honeycutt join the Kings for workouts when there are breaks in Reno's schedule.
That is not part of the immediate plans. Smart wants Honeycutt to have a full training camp and get to know his teammates.
Return trip The Kings are a big part of Atlanta coach Larry Drew's NBA career.
Drew's best scoring season in the NBA came in the 1982-83 season when he averaged 20.1 points for the Kansas City Kings.
Drew was also a a member of the inaugural Sacramento Kings in 1985-86.
"I haven't been here over a number of years, but being a part of that team that came from Kansas City is always special," Drew said.