Western Conference Preview: Sacramento

Tyreke Evans - Jordan FarmarAs we roll on through the Western Conference, Sacramento Bee beat writer Sam Amick joined us to offer insight into the still-developing team that most pundits predict will struggle to find wins out West.

The Kings feature the play of an exciting prospect in Tyreke Evans, the No. 4 overall pick out of Memphis, and are hoping for expedited development out of young bigs Jason Thompson and Spencer Hawes, plus a healthy ankle for the squad’s current best player, Kevin Martin.

In his season preview for the Bee, Amick quoted GM Geoff Petrie’s plan to “continue developing the youth while keeping a watchful eye out for trades that could accelerate the process,” which he explained in our (below) podcast. Amick also offered some insight into Ron Artest (“I think he’s a great fit”), whom he covered from 2005-07 in Sacramento.