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A Year of Worsts, Part 2

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Here's the promised Part 2 of our look at the low points of the season. Part 1, which concentrated on team performance, is here.

Worst game of the year:
Kevin Martin, Nov. 28 at the Clippers. 23 minutes, 2 points, 1-8 FG, 0-2 3P, 0-0 FT, 3 TOs, 0 rebs, 0 stls, 0 blk, 0 ast, 4 fouls. Egads. Using John Hollinger's Game Score, Martin netted a -7.8. Luckily for us, Martin only appears once more in the bottom 10 percent of all Kings individual performances this season.  For comparison's sake, Kenny Thomas appears in that bottom 10 percent 14 times. I love Kenny Thomas.

Worst shooting night of the year:
Kenny Thomas, Feb. 3 vs Denver. 0-6 shooting in 19 minutes. Francisco Garcia gets on honorable mention for going 0-7 on March 19 in Atlanta, but Garcia went 6-6 from the line. Six times this year a King took at least five shots and missed them all. Three of those times were Kenny Thomas. Two were John Salmons, and the other was Francisco's 0-fer.

Worst free throw 'shooting':
Justin Williams, Jan. 20 at Detroit. Eight tries, one make. Shareef Abdur-Rahim gets a special mention, going zero for four on March 30 against the Clippers. But one in eight? Can't beat that.

Most turnovers:
Mike Bibby, Nov. 3 at Chicago. This one wasn't even close. Bibby presented 11 turnovers to the Bulls. The next worst performance (shared by a handful of Kings) was six. Yikes.

Worst three-point shooting:
Mike Bibby, Jan. 13 vs Houston. I witnessed this one live. Zero for nine from long-range. Not pretty. Bibby also has the #2 spot on lock: 0-7 at home against Phoenix in December.

Worst display on inactivity on the boards, guards:
Mike Bibby, Nov. 19 vs San Antonio, 39 minutes, zero rebounds.

Worst display of inactivity on the boards, bigs:
Shareef Abdur-Rahim, April 11 at San Antonio, 34 minutes, one rebound.

Eventually, we'll look at the bright spots of the season.