To say that the Sacramento Kings have had a tumultuous 2012-2013 NBA season would be vastly understating the situation. They’ve had to deal with the melodrama of DeMarcus Cousins, the fact that the team might be sold and moved to Seattle this off-season, and have been able to win just 27 of the 73 games that they have played this season.
However, the month of March has given the Kings and their fans a little bit of relief because of how well their offense has been playing. Sacramento has the best scoring offense in the month of March right now, averaging a fantastic 107.9 points per game over the 14 contests that they’ve played.
One of the main reasons that they’ve been able to be so potent offensively this month is how great second-year guard Isaiah Thomas has been playing. Thomas hasn’t been an elite performer for most of the year, but he has been solid. In the 70 games that he’s appeared in, he has averaged 13.8 points, two rebounds, 3.8 assists and 0.8 steals per game in just 26.4 minutes per game of time on the floor. He has also shot the ball with decent efficiency at 45.2 percent from the floor and 36.8 percent from long range.
Thomas has really turned on the jets in March, though, as his role has increased a little bit to where he’s been on the floor for 29.8 minutes per game in the Kings’ 14 games this month. Over this month he has averaged 19.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Even more impressive has been his efficiency as he’s shot 49.4 percent from the field and a fantastic 45.7 percent from three.
The Kings are a team that obviously has a lot of problems with their infrastructure and their chemistry. Most likely there are going to be a lot of changes coming this team’s way in the off-season, potentially with their location, but almost certainly with their roster. With the way Thomas has been playing this month, though, Sacramento is definitely going to have to consider keeping such a talented young guard on their roster.