Why do people keep saying that without Smyth and Scuderi the Kings are the same team as last year? (And why did I buy it, until I looked?)
Okay, so off the top of your head, about how many Kings are absent since this time last year? My guess is 5.
The real answer:
And those eleven guys were replaced by these nine:
These are the mainstays:
Thirteen guys from last year, nine new guys, eleven old guys gone. Roster of 22 this year instead of 23. Sounds like a turn-over of about 44% to me.
Not the same team. Even with Smyth and Scuderi out, you're looking at seven new guys replacing eleven departed or demoted.