The Kings’ offseason strategy was pretty straightforward.

They’re trying to establish a better culture after 10 straight losing seasons.

Sacramento signed veterans Arron Afflalo, Matt Barnes, Anthony Tolliver and Garrett Temple. Dave Joerger replaced George Karl as coach.

But when you’re trying to escape basketball hell, it’s a long trek.

Ty Lawson:

Shootarounds, we don’t take them serious. Nobody takes them serious. So, we do the same thing, even five on oh. Our pace is the way we play in the game. So, if you want to change that, we’ve got to change it with ourselves. It’s got to be important to you.

The Kings are 4-8 and look a lot like they did previous years.