On Cuttino Mobley, who joined the Kings in a Jan. 10 swap of shooting guards that sent Doug Christie to the Magic:
"He had a bad reputation because he got lumped in with Steve Francis: People saw them as the same player, even though Francis isn't as good a one-on-one defender as Mobley. The question is whether Mobley can adapt to Sacramento's style of moving the ball; he's known as a guy who pounds the ball and holds on to it. From what I've seen, he's trying to conform and prove people wrong, like Rasheed Wallace did when he moved to Detroit last season. I bet the Kings win five or six more games with this pickup, proving once again that G.M. Geoff Petrie is very, very good: He gave up a 34-year-old in decline for a 29-year-old who may not have peaked."