The Sacramento Kings are among the worst teams in the NBA this season and they have already fired their head coach. One of the biggest (and most obvious) reasons for their struggles is their inability to score the basketball and do it efficiently. Despite the team attempting to bring scorers to Sacramento when they drafted Jimmer Fredette -- who is hardly the problem -- along with the acquisition of John Salmons and re-signing of Marcus Thornton, nothing has gone right thus far.
The Kings rank 25th in points per game, averaging a little more than 90 per night. Without a true point guard to run the show, Sacramento ranks dead-last in assists. The team has also struggled mightily to hit their shots from behind the arc, making just 25.8% of their shots from deep. Combine their struggles on the offensive end of the court with their mediocre defensive play and there's no wonder the team has begun the year with a record of 4-10.
Until this team acquires a true point guard to run the offense and a legitimate small forward who isn't a complete albatross on the court, it's tough to see the Kings winning many games.
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