The Sacramento Kings prepare to play the Los Angeles Lakers in the final game of the preseason this evening. Still, a lot of questions are left un-answered. The Lakers have a lot to live up to, while the Kings are a young team that has plenty of opportunities to show the league that they are maturing team.
The Lakers have just as many questions about their starting lineup as anyone.With the additions of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, the Lakers have been slated as being a contender for the NBA Championship. While the Lakers have looked anything but a fhampionship contender in their preseason, they are notorious for mixing and matching lineups for the whole preseason, only because they haven’t been a deep team since the won their last title.
Both the Kings and the Lakers have both said they plan to rest their starters. Mike brown has said he will rest guard Kobe Bryant due to a strained right foot. While Dwight Howard is still listed as day-to-day, while Metta Word Peace has already said he will play with is dislocated middle finger. Keith Smart may let his starters go a little bit longer tonight, but expect to see both teams let their bench players get a good look this evening as this will be the last night for some to earn a spot on their teams.
Sacramento Kings (4-2)
13 Tyreke Evans G 6-6 220
34 Jason Thompson F 6-11 250
15 DeMarcus Cousins C 6-11 270
23 Marcus Thronton G 6-4 205
22 Isaiah Thomas G 5-9 185
Los Angeles Lakers (0-6)
15 Metta World Peace F 6-7 260
16 Pau Gasol F 7-0 275
12 Dwight Howard C 6-11 265
20 Jodie Meeks G 6-4 210
10 Steve Nash G 6-3 180
Kobe Bryant-strained and bruised right foot (Out)
Earl Clark- left groin strain (out)
Jordan Hill- hermiated disc (probable)
Dwight Howard- Back (day to day)
Metta World Peace- dislocated middle finger (will play)
Topics: DeMarcus Cousins, Dwight Howard, Earl Clark, Isaiah Thomas, Jason Thompson, Jodie Meeks, Jordan Hill, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Marcus Thornton, Metta World Peace, Pau Gasol, Sacramento Kings, Steve Nash, Tyreke Evans