The lineup that the Kings trotted out for this one was kind of weird, not that they had much choice in the matter: six of the nine players who played are either rookies (Jackson, Bogdanovic, Fox, Mason) or second-year players (Hield, Labissiere). Two of the players in the lineup are older than the dirt they used to bury my gram-grams: Zach Randolph and Vince Carter. The only “in-between” player, occupying the hazy locales between “young player” and “veteran”, was Kosta Koufos. Garrett Temple and Iman Shumpert, the other two “in-between” players, were out.
(Bruno Caboclo is also an “in-between” player because this is his fourth year in the league. That explains why he didn’t get minutes in this one.)
I guess we can’t complain that the Kings aren’t trying to develop their young players, because all these guys are getting more minutes than they know what to do with. Fox in particular is not quite ready to be a starting point guard in this league, and he has no veterans to show him the way now that George Hill is gone, but the Kings have ruined so many young players in so many different ways that it’s hard to say what the right approach for Fox is.