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Sacramento Kings Roster Report 2009-12-13

Sacramento Kings Roster Report 2009-12-13ROTATION: Starters -- Guard Tyreke Evans, Guard Donte Greene, Small forward Andres Nocioni, Power forward Jason Thompson, Center Spencer Hawes. Bench -- Guard Beno Udrih, Guard Sergio Rodriguez, Forward Omri Casspi, Guard Ime Udoka, Guard Sergio Rodriguez.


--G Tyreke Evans continues to look like the leading Rookie of the Year candidate. Before scoring 18 points and having five rebounds and five assists against Minnesota Saturday, he had scored more points through 20 games than any rookie in the Kings' Sacramento-era (403). Oscar Robertson owns the franchise record for all-time, scoring 531 points through 20 games for the Cincinnati Royals during the 1960-61 season.

--F Omri Casspi had 14 points on six of 12 shooting with six rebounds against Minnesota on Saturday, this after he scored 20 points on nine of 14 shooting with seven rebounds at San Antonio on Wednesday. The rookie continues to round out what has been quite the draft class for the Kings, as he is ranked sixth in the league among rookies in scoring (10.8 points per game).

--F Jon Brockman remains a favorite of Kings coach Paul Westphal, but the rookie out of the University of Washington is simply too undersized (6-foot-7) to have consistent playing time on this team. Nonetheless, his 19 minutes logged against Minnesota Saturday was his most since Nov. 25 against New York (26). Brockman hadn't played in three of the previous four games. He had six points and eight rebounds against the Timberwolves.


--G/F Francisco Garcia (right wrist fracture) is out at least until mid-February after his exercise ball accident on Oct. 9. The fifth-year player was bench pressing with 90-pound dumbbells in each arm when the ball exploded and the weights caused the injury that required surgery.

--G Kevin Martin is out at least eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a hairline fracture in his left wrist on Nov. 9. Martin had an X-ray Friday that showed the bone is healing as expected. He will have a CT scan on Dec. 30 and likely be out at least two weeks from that point.

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Added: December 13, 2009


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