Kings guard Rajon Rondo, left, talks with center DeMarcus Cousins (15) and center Willie Cauley-Stein during their preseason game on Oct. 8 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
After DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and Ben McLemore, you’d probably recognize Darren Collison and Omri Casspi. And if you’re really good, Eric Moreland.
Beyond that? Nine of the players on this version of the Kings’ roster called places other than Sacramento home last season. From Lithuania (James Anderson) to Lexington, Ky. (Willie Cauley-Stein) to San Antonio (Marco Belinelli) to Dallas (Rajon Rondo) and beyond, the Kings assembled a team that looks nothing like last year’s debacle.
So what will it look like? Venture to the player profile pages below to get caught up on the latest story lines and essentials.
Quincy Acy in familiar position fighting for minutes
James Anderson has a well-traveled career
Marco Belinelli more than just a shooter
Caron Butler emerging as a leader
Willie Cauley-Stein quickly making a splash
Omri Casspi enhances bench
Healthy Darren Collison expects big season
DeMarcus Cousins’ role expands
Seth Curry could fill niche with shooting
Duje Dukan has winning background
Rudy Gay wants to improve, show versatility
Kosta Koufos thrives on fundamentals
Ben McLemore seeks to improve his game
Eric Moreland on mission to prove himself
Will Rajon Rondo’s strong résumé translate to success?