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Rajon Rondo claims only 3 or 4 Sacramento Kings players turned up for optional shootaround

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Things aren't going so great at the Sacramento Kings at the moment.

The Kings currently sit in 10th spot in the Western Conference with a 21-31 record and have won just one of their last nine games.

After their fourth loss in a row last night, 120-100 to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Rajon Rondo revealed that only three or four Kings players bothered turning up to an optional shootaround before the game. 


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"With optional shootarounds it’s tough. ... When 3 or 4 guys show up for shootaround this morning, how can you expect to win," he said, via Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee. 

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And now, it seems like we know the names of those who did attend the shootaround. According to Sports Illustrated reporter Jake Fischer, Rondo, Omri Casspi, and Seth Curry were the players to show up.

This isn't necessarily such a terrible thing. The Kings are in the middle of an Eastern Conference road trip and players can be forgiven for choosing to get a few more hours sleep after a flight than turning up for a shootaround that was optional. 

But, it seems to have annoyed Rondo enough for him to air it out in public like this. That doesn't happen in a functional and determined locker room. 

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Sacramento Kings
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