The Sacramento Kings will sit at least two of their veterans for the remainder of the season as they begin to emphasize the development of their younger players. That list of veterans includes George Hill, Kosta Koufos, Garrett Temple, Vince Carter and Zach Randolph.
Dave Joerger said as many as three veterans could sit in some games.
“It’s not an easy conversation,” Joerger said. “They’re very professional, they’re competitive. All of them are rotation players on a playoff team. So to ask those guys to step aside at different times is not enjoyable for me. They handled it well, they’ve been pros.”
The Kings are prioritizing their long-term plans.
“I’m excited to see where De’Aaron Fox is 24 months from now,” Joerger said. “You get in the middle of his third season and you just keep plugging away. Sometimes fans just want to hear the short view. That’s the long view and that’s what we’re trying to do by doing this.”