Kings report card
Childress (absent) - I feel for him. Best player in the NBL when he actually is fit. Good enough to transform a franchise.
Garlepp FAIL - has gone backwards since last season. Should just be a bench hustle guy, not a key player.
Khazzouh FAIL - Most disappointing player in the NBL? Way too many plays where he dithers about the 3 point line. Needs more touches in the post.
Thornton FAIL - College record is v good which makes me wonder if mid-major college ball is all that. His stats probably look OK, but don't show his complete refusal to play defence. Plus he has no instinct to involve others, just keeps jacking shots. Plays dumb. The closest he will get to the NBA is playing NBA2k16.
Cadee PASS Never rated him as high as some, good pace and can get to the hoop but a streaky shooter who can go stone cold. Would be very good as a bench heat check guy, ain't a starting PG. Gets a pass more because he has lived up to my lower expectations.
Carter FAIL Has gone into quick decline after being handy in previous years. Just can't shoot.
Brandt FAIL Couple of good games here and there, but failed to build on good rookie season. Wouldn't be surprised if he became a star under a good coach/system though.
Hill FAIL Tried out with the San Antonio Spurs FFS so I expected more. OK at rebounding, not outstanding at any one skill.
Markovic FAIL/absent. Wasn't a fan of this signing on purely basketball grounds. Just wasn't a factor for Crocs last year, can't penetrate. If Kings knew of his off-field struggles it just makes the signing even dumber.
Prewster PASS OK 10th man type. Has something to his game now but won't ever be a star.
Hodgson (incomplete) Barely seen him, apparently is ok.
Harrington DUX Even when down on conditioning and not really coming to terms with our 2nd rate refs, this guy was silk. Wish he was here full time.