It has to be bad when you lose to the worst team in the NBA. Well, for the Sacramento Kings, who aren’t that delightful themselves, a loss to the Utah Jazz isn’t a huge surprise, but it is kind of a huge surprise when it’s a blowout. The Jazz stomped all over the Kings on Wednesday night, embarrassing the royal family on their home floor, 122-101.
Wait a minute, I thought the Rudy Gay trade was suppose to make Sacramento better? Therein lies the issue. Gay has yet to make his debut for his new team. Why, you might ask? Because one of the players sent to the Toronto Raptors in the deal, Greivis Vasquez, hasn’t passed his physical. The guy had to pick up a visa in New York and it delayed the whole deal.
So, the Kings played with a limited roster and continued to wait for their new acquisitions Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to be cleared. Get it together, Vazquez! Sorry … anyway, Sacramento looked worse than they did before the trade and lost badly to a team they beat only a few days ago.
Unfortunately, we have to wait for the debut of Gay in a Kings uniform and see how he messes with DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas. There are some nice pieces there, and it looks like Sacramento might have given birth to a new trio. Cousins and Thomas are young, but Gay has a bit of experience. We will have to wait and see if they can create chemistry, but it might take a season or two — and Cousin’s maturity doesn’t help either.