The Kings have had a couple nights off since dropping their fifth straight game, at home against the Nets on Sunday. Still, things may not get any better tonight, as the Lakers come to town on a three-game winning streak, including a victory last night over those aforementioned Nets. As the Kings look to start climbing out of the Western Conference cellar, let's round up a few Sacramento-related links….
- Team president Geoff Petrie doesn't believe that roster changes are necessary right now, but acknowledged to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee that the team won't rule out that possibility: "Maybe there are different lineup combinations that will work better, maybe there are different rotations that will work better. But at some point those things have to be open for discussion. I don't think this early in the season any teams are looking to be aggressive and make changes."
- Matt Kawahara and Tony Bizjak of the Sacramento Bee spoke to a number of Kings fans frustrated not only by the team's early-season performance, but the culture in Sacramento. One fan expressed concern that the front office "doesn't seem to make any real professional efforts to make the team better," while others suggested that it feels as if the Maloofs don't want to be in Sacramento.
- Lang Greene of HoopsWorld takes a look at a few players in contract years who are underachieving so far, singling out two members of the Kings: Tyreke Evans and Aaron Brooks.